The New York Knicks are a team primed to make a move this NBA offseason. They need to get back on the correct timeline and figure out the direction of the team. They aren’t as bad as they were during the 2021-22 season, but they likely aren’t as good as the fourth-place finish during the 2020-21 season either.
New York is somewhere in between. This is likely an NBA Play-In Tournament team but there is the potential to grow into so much more. The young core that has been put together in New York, led by RJ Barrett, has immense potential, they just have to be given the chance to showcase it regularly.
Injuries pushed players like Obi Toppin and Immanuel Quickley into bigger roles and they thrived. Cam Reddish, Quentin Grimes, and Jericho Sims all showed they can be rotation players with untapped potential.
Ensuring those players have the opportunity to earn rotation minutes can be done via some moves in the offseason. Consolidating some of the veterans on the roster would make a lot of sense.
Finding a point guard is also a necessity, as this team would improve with someone that can run the offense and get their teammates into positions to succeed.
With tradable contracts and draft capital, the Knicks are in a good position to shake up their roster. Who could they end up looking to acquire? Here are three offseason trade targets that New York must monitor.
3. C Myles Turner, Indiana Pacers
The New York Knicks could have a hole to fill at the center position this offseason. Mitchell Robinson is heading into unrestricted free agency this summer. He and the team can work out an extension through the end of June, but they are far apart in negotiations and he is likely to test the market.
If the two sides are as far apart as being reported, there is a good chance that Robinson walks this summer or a sign-and-trade deal is worked out. New York would need a center to replace him and Myles Turner would be a good replacement.
Myles Turner was garnering a lot of attention ahead of the 2022 NBA trade deadline before injuring his foot, stalling talks. He ended up missing the last 39 games of the season because of his foot, but he could be back on the trade market this offseason.