The New York Knicks would like to add a point guard before the trade deadline. They’re eyeing Elfrid Payton.
Marc Berman of the New York Post is reporting that the New York Knicks are interested in trading for Orlando Magic point guard Elfrid Payton.
Payton was drafted by Knicks’ general manager Steve Mills during his time with the Magic.
With Payton set to become a restricted free agent this summer, the Magic are looking to deal him. While Perry would love to reunite with Payton after using the 10th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft on him.
With the Knicks needing to improve their athleticism, Payton makes a lot of sense.
Berman says that the Knicks and Magic have talked about adding Orlando Bismack Biyombo and New York center Joakim Noah, who’s been exiled, to the trade.
Boyombo has been a disappointment for the Magic, but is 25 years old and isn’t washed up like Noah. He also has a bad contract, as he’s in the second year of a four-year $72 million contract. So the Magic would like to get rid of him.
In order to get the deal done, the Knicks might need to throw in a draft pick, according to Berman.
As good as Trey Burke has been, Perry and Knicks don’t feel like he’s good enough along with rookie Frank Ntilikina.
Payton has been averaging 13.1 points, four rebounds and 6.2 assists per game this season for the Magic.
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