The 2021 NBA playoffs are very much in full force and one team that hasn’t quite been getting the job done has been the New York Knicks. Julius Randle has struggled to execute as the clear-cut No. 1 scoring option and the team needs to make a move in the offseason to take pressure off of him. Could a player like Minnesota Timberwolves’ D’Angelo Russell be a logical trade target?
The New York Knicks are one of the more promising teams in the league as they have built an exciting team that could use another piece in order to take the next step next season. With how strong they were defensively this season, more offensive firepower would go a long way.
The Timberwolves, on the flip side, are still rebuilding in the Karl-Anthony Towns era and have a crowded guard rotation between D’Angelo Russell, Malik Beasley, Ricky Rubio, and even Jarrett Culver in addition to recent No. 1 pick, Anthony Edwards.
A trade between these two teams could catch a lot of people off guard, but we’ve seen many great trades go down in the league’s history between a great team and a sub-par squad. A deal between these two teams could help each side build for the future, while also investing in their current roster as well.
The Knicks and Timberwolves could embark on a trade that could see some great talent being sent out to both squads, and it could make a lot of sense.
Let’s tap into what an NBA offseason trade scenario centered around D’Angelo Russell could look like for both the Minnesota Timberwolves and New York Knicks.