The New York Knicks are working on more trades.
With the NBA trade deadline almost 24 hours away, the New York Knicks pulled off a trade that sends young center Willy Hernagomez to the Charlotte Hornets, in exchange for forward Johnny O’Bryant and two second round picks.
Ian Begley of ESPN is reporting that the Knicks are still trying to trade veterans Kyle O’Quinn and Courtney Lee.
Opposing executives say the Knicks continue to take calls on center Kyle O’Quinn and guard Courtney Lee. New York is also still trying to trade Joakim Noah as well.
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) February 7, 2018
With the knee injury to Kristaps Porzingis, that will keep him out for possibly the next year, the Knicks are no longer a playoff contender for this season and likely won’t be for next season as well. This is why it makes sense for them to move on from veterans like O’Quinn and Lee.
Trading Lee would allow the Knicks to move Tim Hardaway Jr. to shooting guard. If they trade O’Quinn, they would almost have to keep Joakim Noah, even though they’re also trying to trade him as well.
Unless the Knicks are willing to only keep one center in Enes Kanter for the remainder of the season. They could also sign a free agent or promote a player from Westchester if both and O’Quinn and Noah end up going.
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