Three Knicks players who will likely be traded away at the deadline

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Marcus Morris

Marcus Morris is having a career year in his ninth NBA season. The former Houston first-round pick (2011, 14th overall) is averaging 19.6 points and 5.4 rebounds per game while shooting a scorching 44 percent from three-point land. He may be the most consistently productive player on the 2019-20 New York Knicks.

One of the hottest players on the trade market due to his recent play and expiring contract, Morris is on several team’s radars. Ian Begley of SNY already reported that the Lakers, Clippers, and 76ers have shown interest in the Knicks forward. Why shouldn’t they? Morris returned from a brief early January stay on the inactive list, with a neck injury and has since logged an average of 34 minutes per game, showing what fantastic physical condition he’s in.

Despite Morris and the New York Knicks front office wanting to remain together, a trade to a contender would be best for both sides. Marcus Morris would get to play for a shot at an NBA championship. While the Knicks could give their young players larger roles within the offense. Additionally, NYK would probably land a future first-round pick in a Morris deal.

The 30-year-old is set to be a free agent after this season. Morris could always return to New York on a longer-term deal over the summer if he wants to play for the Knicks again.