Adding DeAndre Jordan would certainly help the New York Knicks, but it comes with plenty of risk.
Adam Fromal of Bleacher Report has published an article that talks about one trade that every fringe NBA playoff team needs to make.
When it comes to the New York Knicks, Fromal believes they should trade center Enes Kanter and small forward Doug McDermott, in exchange for Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan.
Grant Hughes of B/R is the first person to lay out this idea and here’s what he wrote:
“Ultimately, this deal involves two teams exchanging opt-out candidates, with the Knicks taking on the bigger name and the bigger risk. Again, New York has generally been cool with that.”
The Clippers need to unload Jordan, due to the fact that he’s going to likely opt out of his current contract at the end of the season any way, with LA likely needing to rebuild their roster.
Now should the Knicks trade away players like Kanter and McDermott who have been great additions for them this season, when Jordan could possibly not re-sign with them? No they shouldn’t.
I honestly don’t believe Jordan increases the Knicks’ chances of making the playoffs, due to the fact that the team’s current chemistry with Kanter and McDermott has been great and Kanter has already become a leader for the team as well as a fan favorite.
Now, if the Knicks could get Jordan to agree to a new contract prior to trading for him, I wouldn’t be as opposed to the idea.
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