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Nuggets Find Perfect Big to Backup Jokic, Mavericks Bring in a Young 3&D Wing, Knicks Grab Assets for the Summer


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Knicks

Knicks

+1 player ($5.5m) +4 picks,
Cap Impact - $8.2M
  • JaVale McGee
    JaVale McGee
    C, 1.43 LEBRON
    Roll + Cut Big

    $5.4M

    3yrs

    7
  • draft-pick-player

    2025 - Round 2

    7
  • draft-pick-player

    2025 - Round 2

    8
  • draft-pick-player

    2024 - Round 2

    8
  • draft-pick-player

    2027 - Round 2

    7

+ 0  Wins

-22.70  MPG

+1.03  Off.

+2.04  Def.

Mavericks

Mavericks

+1 player ($6.0m),
Cap Impact + $493K
  • Cam Reddish
    Cam Reddish
    SF, 6' 8", -3.83 LEBRON
    Movement Shooter

    $5.9M

    1yr

    20

-4  Wins

+4.82  MPG

-1.49  Off.

-3.78  Def.

Nuggets

Nuggets

+1 player ($0),
Cap Impact + $7.8M
  • Isaiah Hartenstein
    Isaiah Hartenstein
    C, 2.19 LEBRON
    Roll + Cut Big

    $7.8M

    2yrs

    20

+4  Wins

+17.88  MPG

+0.46  Off.

+1.74  Def.


Denver Nuggets x New York Knicks | Trade Explanation

Isaiah Hartenstein would be the perfect big man behind Jokić. He had a short stint with Denver in the 2020-21 season, so there is some familiarity. Playing in the second unit, he would begin to shrink that massive swing the Nuggets experience, and he also fits within Denver's trade exception from the Monte Morris and Will Barton trade over the offseason.

This is an asset play for the Knicks. Hartenstein has been fine averaging just below 20 minutes per game and has a slightly positive net rating. He's not good enough to fetch a first-round pick, but collecting draft assets is the better play for New York than being a buyer at this season's trade deadline.


New York Knicks x Dallas Mavericks | Trade Explanation

According to NBA insider Marc Stein: Cam Reddish is the New York Knick most likely to be moved before the NBA’s Feb. 9 trade deadline, league sources say. The Knicks have redoubled their efforts to find a new home for Reddish with essentially three weeks to go until the deadline, sources tell The Stein Line, with the Dallas Mavericks having joined the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers on the list of known potential trade partners. Reddish has been unable to win the trust or regular minutes of Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau since New York acquired him from Atlanta just over a year ago.


The Denver Nuggets Bench Rotation After The Trade

PG Bones Hyland

SG Christian Braun

SF Bruce Brown

PF Jeff Green

C Isaiah Hartenstein


The Dallas Mavericks Bench Rotation After The Trade

PG Frank Ntilikina

SG Reggie Bullock

SF Josh Green

PF Cam Reddish

C Dwight Powell


The New York Knicks Bench Rotation After The Trade

PG Miles McBride

SG Immanuel Quickley

SF Evan Fournier

PF Obi Toppin

C JaVale McGee



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