Throughout the year, the New York Knicks have constantly struggled to stay afloat in the Eastern Conference standings and now, as they currently do, find themselves immersed in the deep end of this proverbial rally with their record of just 0.500 from 21-21.
As a result, they are positioned as an undesirable 11th in the East, and if they don’t see any drastic changes happening soon, they could easily continue to fall deeper and deeper into the leaderboard as basically all hope of the season is then lost.
Fortunately, however, this time of year is when we generally begin to see team decision-makers stepping into action and looking to implement the necessary changes that can ultimately improve their football clubs going forward.
For Leon Rose and his teammates, there seem to be many different ways the New York front office can embark in order to help them get back on track toward making their second straight post-season appearance, and perhaps the most frequently mentioned way in order to achieve their goal. That’s by trading in the middle of the season.
Over the past several weeks, fans and the media alike (ourselves included) have all been thinking about ways that Knickerbocker could eventually change the game to help save the remainder of 2021-22, and as a result, we’ve seen many Many names are linked as potential commercial targets, with talents ranging from mere role players to oftentimes star performers.
However, among this group of players, there were quite a few who seemed to fit oddly into the New York Knicks, and with that in mind, today at DK 3 we bring you rumored trading goals that seem to make no sense for the team to pursue. :
Rumor has it that New York Knicks No. 1 trade target is Grammy Grant
At the beginning of our article, we decided to use the arguably bigger name recently associated with the NY Knicks as a potential business target this season in the Pistons big man, Jeramy Grant.
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic (subscription required), New York is reported to be one of several organizations that appear to be interested in trading for Power Forward who was in the second to last year of his $60 million deal with rebuilding the Pistons, and frankly , he didn’t seem a long-term fit with the franchise since the beginning of his tenure due to their tank agenda, as well as his high-end production that could eventually put their desires on hold.
Because of this, many are under the impression that the franchise will be looking to dump Grant before the deadline, and as mentioned earlier, Knicks could be a potential commercial candidate, though, quite frankly, we think he’d be a poor fit if ever.
Now yes, the power forward is a solid talent in this league that has been lighting up the stat sheet since playing a bigger role in Detroit, boasting stellar averages of 21.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.1 blocks over the past two seasons.
However, we think this big jump in numbers is undoubtedly related to his ridiculous use rate of roughly 28 percent, a figure he certainly won’t repeat with the New York Knicks.
Furthermore, what makes Grant’s acquisition even more worrisome when conceiving is the fact that the team already has significant forward power and needs the ball in his hands at Julius Randle who, like the Pistons star, has historically struggled to reach space on Earth, making it likely Incredibly, the two would end up getting in each other’s way on the offensive side of the ball.
As mentioned earlier, Jerami Grant is a very talented player in this league, but he would be a great fit with Randle and the Knickerbockers.