With almost two months of the 2022-23 NBA season in the books, the New York Knicks are staring at an 11-13 record, which is good for ninth in the Eastern Conference. That's not horrible, and if the season ended today, the Knicks would make the play-in round. However, there's certainly room for improvement, especially on the defensive side of the ball where the Knicks rank 23rd in the league, and allow the third-most made 3s this season, including a recent loss where they allowed the Dallas Mavericks to connect on 24 3-pointers.
Jalen Brunson, who was New York's heralded offseason acquisition, has lived up to his contract thus far, averaging career highs across the board (21.0 points, 6.3 assists, 3.4 rebounds, 1.0 steals) for the Knicks, and giving them a much-needed lead ball-handler to run the show for New York.
That being said, with the Knicks' middling start to the season, they're already looking for ways to improve. The Athletic reports New York is active in trade discussions ahead of Dec. 15, the date in which many players who signed this past summer become available. The players involved in those discussions are Derrick Rose, Immanuel Quickley, Evan Fournier and Cam Reddish, in no particular order, but some of those names will fetch more in trades than others.