New York Knicks Receive: Malik Beasley
Minnesota Timberwolves Receive: Alec Burks, Frank Ntilikina, 2021 1st Round Pick (via DAL), 2021 1st Round Pick
Malik Beasley would give the Knicks another threat on the perimeter and some needed help from beyond the arc. New York has draft picks from previous deals that they would be able to include along with players who could use a change of scenery.
There is already a solid foundation on the Knicks’ roster established with Julius Randle emerging as a legitimate All-Star caliber talent. Adding a reliable shot creator and catch-and-shoot threat like Malik Beasley could go a long way in helping New York’s playoff push.
Frank Ntilikina is that kind of player. He was a former lottery selection of the Knicks and was never able to get comfortable, especially on the offensive end. Ntilikina and Alec Burks are the players that would be going back in this deal, along with two first-round picks this year.
Let’s take a look at how this NBA trade deadline scenario centered around Malik Beasley would benefit both the Minnesota Timberwolves and New York Knicks.