3 Dream Knicks Trade Targets at the Deadline

The New York Knicks are active in trade talks ahead of the February 8 deadline. Here are their dream trade targets.

Feb 3, 2024; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Mikal Bridges (1) in a game
Feb 3, 2024; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Mikal Bridges (1) in a game / Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
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Cade Cunningham

This one is extremely unlikely to happen but we are dreaming here, aren't we?

If the Detroit Pistons are at a point where they are ready to pull the plug on the Cade Cunningham experiment, the New York Knicks should make some calls.

The Pistons are currently in the midst of one of the worst regular seasons in NBA history. Former no. 1 overall pick Cade Cunningham is nowhere near the sole responsible for this. But it's also safe to say that he isn't necessarily driving winning in Detroit. Being the primary offensive option is a role too large for him at this stage of his career.

Pairing Cunningham with Jalen Brunson and Julius Randle would put him in a role where he could be more comfortable. As a secondary or tertiary weapon, Cunningham could function more as an off-ball player which would help with his efficiency and turnover problem.

Thanks to his size, he can play next to Brunson, while guarding the other team's best offensive guard. A player who plays hard and can stay on the court for extensive minutes like Cunningham could quickly become a Tom Thibodeau favorite.

This would likely require all of the draft picks the Knicks can trade, but it could be worth it.

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