The New York Knicks have taken the league by storm and played like one of the best teams. Jalen Brunson has developed into a star right before our eyes with guys like Julius Randle making a serious impact in the frontcourt. Even with Randle sidelined for the foreseeable future, New York is confident their play won't dip.
The addition of OG Anunoby is also an underrated move that has only improved the Knicks' defensive tenacity. Despite all the success New York is having, there are a few players who have been in trade talks all year. We should have an eye out for the Knicks potentially moving off these guys.
1. Evan Fournier
Guard Evan Fournier came over to New York on a sign-and-trade from Boston after agreeing to a four-year, $73 million contract in 2021. Since joining the Knicks it has only gotten worse over the years. In 2021 Fournier was averaging 14.1 points and made 38% of his 3-pointers in 29 minutes of action.
Things took a turn for the worse over the past two seasons, as his playing time has been cut drastically. During the 2022-23 season, Fournier only averaged 6.1 points and 1.3 assists in 17 minutes. Meanwhile, this year, the 31-year-old has only played in three games for New York.
ESPN NBA writer Tim Bontemps jumped on the Hoop Collective podcast with Brian Windhorst and made some interesting comments.
Bontemps said,“I think it’s safe to say that Evan Fournier is going to be turned into some player that Tom is going to play between now and next Thursday.”
The 2012 first-round pick could still help out another team with his sharpshooting. He's a career 37.8% 3-point shooter.