New York Knicks Receive: Eric Gordon, PJ Tucker
Houston Rockets Receive: Alec Burks, Kevin Knox II, Frank Ntilikina, 2021 2nd Round Pick (via DET), 2023 2nd Round Pick (via UTA), 2023 2nd Round Pick (via DET)
The New York Knicks have a mix of young players and trade capital that they would be able to use in this particular NBA trade deadline scenario. Kevin Knox II and Frank Ntilikina are two players that come to mind because of their need for a change of scenery.
Both Knox II and Ntilikina have both been labeled busts in New York and that is not going to change moving forward. Alec Burks, who is on a one-year deal, and some second-round draft capital would be the return to Houston.
The Rockets would send Eric Gordon and PJ Tucker to New York. With the current state of the front office in Houston, it is clear that they are heading towards a rebuild. The play on the floor has solidified that notion and it would benefit the team to trade some of their veteran options.
This is what they would be doing in this deal. Let’s take a look at how a trade like this would help both teams.