Bobby Portis has struggled to gel with his new team this year. His poor defense and tendency to isolate on offense overshadows his solid 38 percent three-point shooting. With younger forwards like Ignas Brazdeikis and Kenny Wooten in the organization, the Knicks would be better off dealing away the 24-year old while he can still generate a decent return.
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Lots of contending teams could use a 6-10, stretch big on their roster, so the market for Portis should be fairly large. Perry would be able to pick up some more draft picks in exchange for the former University of Arkansas star.
The New York Knicks need to stock up on future assets so that the team has the ability to build around their young core once they hit their prime years. They should also stock up on draft capital in case a star player becomes disgruntled with their current team and asks for a trade. Then NYK could have enough assets to coax a deal.
Morris, Portis, and Ellington have all had their moments in New York, but the time has come to let them go. Frankly, the Knicks can’t get much worse.
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