It has been eight seasons since the Knicks last had a winning season and made the playoffs, but this year, they are closing in on being a “lock” to make the playoffs. While New York still has 19 games yet to be played this season, the Knicks are one of the best defensive teams in the NBA this season and have looked like a dominant playoff-caliber team at times this season.
Led by breakout star and first-time All-Star Julius Randle, the Knicks have found themselves in the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference for weeks now and have strung together some really impressive wins against some of the top teams in the league this season.
Tom Thibodeau has done an excellent job in his first season as the Knicks head coach and this is exactly the time of season New York needed to have. Over the years, they have been unable to land big name players who want to play in Madison Square Garden for one of the NBA’s most historic franchises because they have been so poorly run as a team.
Not only does New York have the capability to land two max-contract players in NBA free agency this offseason, but they have the ability to go after high-level talents on the trade market this offseason, which is why they could potentially go after a guy like Andrew Wiggins. The Knicks will be a team to watch in NBA trade rumors, whether for a deal around Wiggins or not.
The Warriors traded for Wiggins at the trade deadline last season and they have said numerous times that they intend to utilize him in their core rotation for years to come, but could the Knicks put together a great trade package of young talents and draft picks to coerce the Warriors into trading him?
Let’s take a look at what the Knicks would have to give up in order to acquire Andrew Wiggins from the Golden State Warriors.