NBA Trade Rumors: Knicks Eyes Backcourt Help; Brandon Jennings, Kevin Martin Potential Picks
NBA trade rumors today involve the New York Knicks. By February, the New York Knicks will have to really sit down and have made a trade decision if they want anything solid for the second half of the NBA season.
According to NBA trade rumor sources, the Knicks and the team’s people are considering getting backcourt help, particularly a strong, young point guard. As you know, the Knicks has practically worn down Jose Calderon in the past year, while Jerian Grant has been having some difficulty regaining his old playing rotation. While our sources say that the team is not very likely to make a league-shattering move, it is rearing to address its weaknesses in the backcourt at this point. The Knicks apparently doesn’t want to enter the second stretch of the season with its pants in its ankles.
With about a rumored $20 million to spend on free agency this summer, the Knicks would want some sort of an “affordable” player. Brandon Jennings has been dropped out of certain mouths who matter, and for good reason: despite his injury, he could still be a formidable player in the backcourt once fully recovered. Sure, he’d be a risky choice, but all things considered, Jennings could serve the spot well—that is, if his torn Achilles really has been fixed. Aside from Jennings, free agency options could include Mike Conley or Rajon Rondo.
But these aren’t the only names mentioned in NBA trade rumors concerning Knicks. Kevin Martin’s was dropped as well, although the strength of choosing him has been foreshadowed with the recent strong performance of Arron Afflolo. But still, Martin’s stats could very well serve the gaping void in the Knicks’ backcourt.
However, at the moment, the Knicks, like the other teams, isn’t making any concrete move. Yet, once the new year hits and the February 18 trade deadline approaches, expect its top management to do a “fastbreak.”
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