The New York Knicks have been at the bottom of the NBA for many years now. They have been a laughingstock with poor leadership in the front office. After hiring Tom Thibodeau to be the head coach, things are looking up a bit in New York. Now, they will have to put some more productive players on the floor.
The Knicks are hanging around in the Easter Conference playoff race as we approach the NBA All-Star break. This is because of the play of Julius Randle. He was named in all-star reserve because of his start, where he’s averaging a double-double.
Despite the strong season, Randle is not the star that can lead the next come postseason time. They could look for a star at the NBA trade deadline or continue to fill other holes. This deal is one that would help take care of their need from the three-point line.
It would benefit the Knicks to reach out to teams looking to dump some veteran players. This is where the Houston Rockets would fit in. It could help New York to solidify a potential playoff run as they currently hold one of the eight spots in the Eastern Conference playoff picture.
After trading Russell Westbrook and James Harden, the Rockets still have some more to do. Eric Gordon and PJ Tucker are two veteran names that have been featured on the block since the offseason. Both player seem like fits in New York.
This is not the blockbuster deal that fans of New York might be looking for, but it is one that would help. Let’s take a look at potential deal to give the Knicks some ability from beyond the arc.