This Knicks-Trail Blazers trade features CJ McCollum to New York

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The New York Knicks have been the worst franchise in basketball for half a decade now. It begins at the top with their inept owner and trickles down to the sidelines, where they have been unable to find a steady head coach. They are hoping that will change this season and a trade for Portland Trail Blazers star CJ McCollum could help.

New York has brought in Tom Thibodeau to be their head coach. This is a hire that can change the culture surrounding the team. They have a young core in R.J. Barrett, Mitchell Robinson, and new first-round pick Obi Toppin that they hope will have them trending in the right direction.

The Knicks’ front office has said that they would not be opposed to adding an undesirable contract.

The Trail Blazers have been unable to take that next step in a very difficult Western Conference. That could lead to a breakup of the duo of Damian Lillard and McCollum. There is no doubt that Lillard’s spot within the franchise is safe. If the Blazers decide to make a big move, McCollum could be that player.

The Knicks are in need of a culture changing player. Here is a trade that could land them McCollum from Portland.