It may not be worth it for the New York Knicks to trade for Eric Bledsoe.
News came out this week that the point guard Eric Bledsoe will no longer play for the Phoenix Suns after he posted a tweet that he wanted out.
One of the teams that have expressed interest in Bledsoe, is the New York Knicks, according to reports.
So, should the Knicks bother trading for Bledsoe?
Well, one thing we do know is that the Suns brought up the names of center Willy Hernangomez and rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina.
As good as Bledsoe is, it wouldn’t be worth it for the Knicks to part ways with two potential young stars in Hernangomez and Ntilikina. So I would rule out New York parting with either player, even though we really don’t know what will happen.
Two players that I’m sure the Knicks would be willing to part with are centers Kyle O’Quinn and Enes Kanter. Now I’m not saying they should trade both of them, but moving on from one of them would make sense, since there is such a logjam at the center position on their roster.
We already know that teams have contacted the Knicks about O’Quinn and Kanter has looked good through the first three games of the season for New York. So moving either one of them could be a possibility. We just don’t know if the Suns would be interested.
Moving on from Kanter or O’Quinn would allow Hernangomez to get more time on the floor, which he deserves.
It would be nice if the Knicks could also get rid of Lance Thomas, but I’m not sure if anyone wants him and that includes the Suns.
While acquiring a player in his prime like Bledsoe would be great for the Knicks, would he really be happy going from one bad team to another?
Now you could argue that Knicks’ head coach Jeff Hornacek would know how to use Bledsoe, which could help them improve offensively. But nothing is guaranteed and he might be wasting the prime of his career in order to play with a young team that’s not going anywhere.
At the end of the day, trading for Bledsoe wouldn’t be a good move for the Knicks. They need to stick with the young players they have.
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