Speculation Rising Knicks Trade For Pacers’ Malcolm Brogdon

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Like they are most summers, the New York Knicks will be a team eager to make some big moves. After missing the NBA playoffs this season, changes need to be made to get back in the hunt in the Eastern Conference.

Loaded with young assets and tradeable contracts, the Knicks have the pieces to facilitate a deal. One player they could potentially target in a trade is Indiana Pacers point guard Malcolm Brogdon.

The Pacers completely reshaped their roster at the trade deadline this year and appear to be gearing towards a youth movement. They have found their point guard of the future in Tyrese Haliburton, which could lead to Brogdon becoming available via trade this offseason.

At 29-years-old, Malcolm Brogdon still has a lot to offer an NBA team. In 36 games for the Pacers this season, he averaged 19.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 5.9 assists. Injuries may be a bit of a concern, but when Brogdon is on the floor, he is a near All-Star caliber player.

LATEST NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: This Trade Features Indiana Pacers’ Malcolm Brogdon To New York Knicks

If there is one spot the New York Knicks should be looking to upgrade, it is at point guard. After the Kemba Walker experiment did not go as planned, New York needs a guard who is capable of coming in and running an offense.

One thing Brogdon is good at is fitting into a system. Not only can he be a primary ballhandler, but a secondary scorer as well. This could take a lot of pressure off Julius Randle if they decide to keep him moving forward.

LATEST NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: This Trade Features Indiana Pacers’ Malcolm Brogdon To New York Knicks

There are multiple ways a deal like this could go down. New York could either package multiple contracts together to match Brogdon’s $22 million salary, or they could try and swap him for Randle in a one-for-one scenario. Randle is not far removed from being named All-NBA and could be Indiana’s replacement for Domantas Sabonis.

Malcolm Brogdon would instantly be the New York Knicks’ best guard and should certainly be on their radar as they look to upgrade this offseason.