The New York Knicks are currently in one of the best stretches in franchise history winning 14 games in January with the last time the Knicks won 14 games in a month happening in the 1993-94 season. The trade for OG Anunoby has flipped the outlook on the season with the Knicks taking massive strides defensively.
The trade deadline will be an exciting time for the Knicks with the team in contention the team will certainly be buyers. There's no clear superstar on the market available for trade so Knicks fans will not get the headline attractive piece they are looking for but, there's still several exciting trade options for Leon Rose and the front office.
Bruce Brown Jr, Guard, Toronto Raptors
One of if not the biggest targets around the NBA this trade deadline is Raptors guard Bruce Brown. The Raptors Guards is coming off of an NBA Championship with the Nuggets before he headed North to sign a 2-year $45 million dollar deal with the Raptors. The Raptors are entering a rebuilding era after trading OG Anunoby and Pascal Siakam as well as losing Fred VanVleet in free agency. Brown is averaging 12 points per game, 4.9 rebounds per game, and 2.9 assists per game while adding 1.1 steals per game defensively.
Brown has already hinted at becoming a Knick saying the following:
"I am a dog. I can do whatever Tom Thibodeau needs me to do."- Bruce Brown
Adding Brown would make the Knicks' plan clear in surrounding Jalen Brunson with bigger players who excel on defense which is an interesting zag to the NBA's offensive push zig. Brown will be a popular name and very well may end up a Knick however, the fit is questionable. The Knicks already have a better version of Brown in Josh Hart, and adding a player of Brown's ilk isn't necessarily a need worth mortgaging future assets for.