Some around NBA believe New York is stocking assets to make a play for Wizards’ John Wall
The New York Knicks is a big city team needing a big name superstar. Some people around the NBA believe that New York is stocking assets to make a play for Washington Wizards All-Star John Wall. Wall’s name has been circulating around trade rumors for some time now and this could be the Knicks’ golden opportunity to make a splash in the market.
Marc Berman of The New York Post wrote about the future in New York, including futuristic plans of trading for the 28-year old Wall.
Some in the league believe the Knicks are stocking up their young assets and will make a major play for Wall if he becomes available. The Wizards (9-14) were said to be ready to break it up after their disastrous start. It would have to be a three-team deal with the Knicks throwing in Ntilikina, Dotson, Courtney Lee (for cap purposes), a 2020 first-round and second-round pick.
While some could argue that this is a long shot, it still appears that the Wizards are bent on giving the keys to shooting guard Bradley Beal and let him lead the team. If the Wizards don’t bite on the player package mentioned above, the Knicks still have more intriguing prospects in Kevin Knox, Mitchell Robinson, and Allonzo Trier.
With franchise player Kristaps Porzingis about to enter restricted free agency next year, the pressure is mounting in New York to surround the Latvian with an All-Star sidekick and a strong supporting cast. Of course, there’s no doubt that the Knicks will match any offers made to Porzingis but we have seen a number of superstars demand trades from their respective teams.