The New York Knicks’ rapid improvement came out of nowhere. Anyone that watched them play under David Fizdale would be shocked that they not only made the NBA playoffs the first season after his firing but earned home-court advantage as well, going 41-31 and earning the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference in Tom Thibodeau’s first season as head coach.
Now, the Knicks are in a prime position to cement themselves atop the Eastern Conference and possibly the NBA. They have a ton of cap space and plenty of draft capital which will provide them with different avenues they can take to upgrade the roster.
The never-ending quest for a point guard will hopefully come to a head this offseason. But the team also needs another scoring threat to help take pressure off of RJ Barrett and the 2020-21 Most Improved Player of the Year, Julius Randle.
In the postseason, the Knicks just couldn’t keep up offensively despite their best efforts defensively. Adding another bonafide scoring threat would go a long way. One player they could have their eyes set on is Bradley Beal.
The Washington Wizards’ All-Star could become available this offseason should he not commit to the franchise long-term. If that happens, the Knicks have to be ready to strike.
Here are three trade packages New York could offer Washington for Beal.