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Knicks free up minutes for the young guys with this 3 team trade…(read notes)


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Heat

Heat

+2 players ($19.7m) +1 pick,
Cap Impact + $958K
  • Derrick Rose
    Derrick Rose
    PG, 6' 2", -0.47 LEBRON
    Secondary Ball Handler

    $14.5M

    2yrs

    20
  • Garrett Temple
    Garrett Temple
    PG, 6' 5", -3.47 LEBRON
    Stationary Shooter

    $5.1M

    2yrs

    19
  • draft-pick-player

    2024 - Round 2

    via CHI
    19

-4  Wins

-6.16  MPG

-1.15  Off.

-1.02  Def.

Pelicans

Pelicans

+2 players ($16.2m) +2 picks,
Cap Impact - $832K
  • Evan Fournier
    Evan Fournier
    SG, 6' 7", -1.05 LEBRON
    Movement Shooter

    $18.0M

    3yrs

    20
  • Gabe Vincent
    Gabe Vincent
    PG, 6' 3", -1.52 LEBRON
    Primary Ball Handler

    $1.8M

    1yr

    16
  • draft-pick-player

    2023 - Round 1

    via WAS
    20
  • draft-pick-player

    2023 - Round 1

    via DAL
    20

+3  Wins

-2.58  MPG

+3.68  Off.

+0.59  Def.

Knicks

Knicks

+3 players ($30.6m) +1 pick,
Cap Impact - $1.9M
  • Larry Nance Jr.
    Larry Nance Jr.
    PF, 6' 7", -0.71 LEBRON
    Stretch Big

    $9.6M

    1yr

    19
  • Duncan Robinson
    Duncan Robinson
    SG, 6' 7", -0.27 LEBRON
    Movement Shooter

    $16.9M

    4yrs

    16
  • Kira Lewis Jr.

    TO

    Kira Lewis Jr.
    PG, 6' 1", -2.65 LEBRON
    Team Option | Secondary Ball Handler

    $4.0M

    2yrs

    19
  • draft-pick-player

    2023 - Round 1

    Top 5 Protected
    16

+1  Wins

+8.74  MPG

-2.53  Off.

+0.43  Def.

So in what seems like another failed off-season for the Knicks I would beg to differ as long as they can do 2 more things before preseason begins. 1) Trade Fournier even if it means attaching protected picks. 2) Free up big minutes for the young guys (mainly Quickley, Grimes, Reddish). With this trade, you do both things quite easily. Yes, you technically lose one of your draft picks because you traded 2 but got 1 in return, but that won’t hurt your future at all. Although I don’t want to trade D Rose, he doesn’t fit this team anymore that is clearly young and trying to build up and he deserves to go to a contender. With this trade the Knicks get exactly what they want…a vet, a solid shooter off the bench to replace Fournier, a young guard with potential, and yet another draft pick that will likely fall in the #20-26 range this year. This trade may not seem like the best trade ever but it does everything the Knicks are looking especially freeing up minutes for the young guys. Quickley can now start playing 30+ minutes if you want him to, and Grimes and Reddish can serve key bench roles…lmk what you think down below!!!

Knicks potential starting/bench lineup…

PG: Brunson/Lewis Jr/McBride

SG: Quickley/Grimes/Keels

SF: Barrett/Reddish/Duncan

PF: Randle/Toppin/Nance

C: Robinson/Hartenstein/Sims


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