As the trade deadline is fast approaching, the NBA rumor mill is working overtime. As the New York Knicks already pulled off one blockbuster deal by acquiring OG Anunoby, there is increased expectation that they will continue to be active on the trade market.
The latest reporting suggests that the Knicks are trying to upgrade their roster ahead of the February 7 deadline by using Quentin Grimes, draft picks, and the expiring deal of Evan Fournier as trade chips.
Trade Rumors: Knicks Are Engaged In Trade Talks Using Fournier and Grimes
Grimes has long been rumored to be in trade negotiations as he recently fell out of favor in New York. Even though he fell behind in the Knicks' crowded backcourt rotation, Grimes is still a promising two-way player who could net New York a valuable return.
According to Mike Scotto of HoopsHype, the Knicks have an extensive list of potential trade candidates. This includes Terry Rozier, Malcolm Brogdon, and Alec Burks, as well as backup power forwards.
The Knicks were previously linked to the Atlanta Hawks guard Dejounte Murray. But considering that the Hawks are asking for a return commensurate with at least two first-round picks, it may make sense for the Knicks to not push their chips in for him.
Even though the names mentioned above are all guards, the Knicks' immediate needs are in the frontcourt. After Mitchell Robinson was ruled out for the season, New York's big man rotation is severely lacking in depth as they have to rely on Isaiah Hartenstein to play around 40 minutes a night. It wouldn't be surprising to see the Knicks trade for a big man instead of a backcourt player.
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