This Knicks-Pelicans trade features JJ Redick to New York

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The New York Knicks are currently a team that could use a lot of help. They are off to a better start than expected and are being led by some of their younger stars. Nonetheless, New York does not have a star presence and they struggle from the three-point line. This is something they could look to improve upon at the NBA trade deadline.

The Knicks are being led by Julius Randle. The second-year Knick is averaging 22.3 points and 10.9 rebounds per contest in 26 games this season. There will be some decisions made around Randle this season but not in a deal like this one.

RJ Barrett is another player who has taken the next step this season but is not a capable shooter from deep. As a team, the Knicks rank 22nd in the NBA shooting 35.5% from three-point range. This is something that will have to change if they want to make any real noise this season.

The New Orleans Pelicans are a team that could offer some help from beyond the arc. JJ Redick is in the final year of his contract with the Pelicans and will likely be dealt at the NBA trade deadline. New Orleans is a team that wants to rebuild and get younger moving forward.

Sending Redick away would accomplish this goal while getting a return for an impending free agent. Redick is playing 18.8 minutes a night for New Orleans and is averaging 7.9 points per game.

The Knicks could be in the market for a shooter and there are few better than JJ Redick. Here is what it might take to land him in the Big Apple prior to the NBA trade deadline.