Rumor: Knicks have included Kevin Knox in trade talks for Warriors’ D’Angelo Russell
The Knicks are seeking a point guard under team control for next season. Russell signed a four-year deal with the Warriors this past offseason as part of a sign-and-trade deal with the Brooklyn Nets involving Kevin Durant:
Shams Charania on the Warriors-Knicks trade talks for D'Angelo Russell: "One player that I am told they have included in talks is Kevin Knox, which is interesting… I haven’t gotten the sense that the Knicks would add Mitchell Robinson." PODCAST: https://t.co/oK6sC1drLg
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) February 4, 2020
In 32 games for the Warriors this season, Russell is averaging 23.8 points, 3.7 rebounds and 6.3 assists. The All-Star guard is also shooting 43.3 percent from the field, 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.0 percent from the free-throw line.
Knox, the ninth overall pick in the 2018 draft, is averaging 7.1 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 50 games for the Knicks. He’s shooting 37.3 percent overall, 32.7 percent from the 3-point line and 65.1 percent from the charity stripe.
Both the Knicks and Warriors are going to miss the playoffs this season. Russell played two seasons with the Nets and enjoyed living in New York, so odds are he won’t mind getting traded to the Knickerbockers even though they have been a walking disaster for years under owner James Dolan.
One would assume the Warriors would want Knicks big man Mitchell Robinson. Golden State needs a center after trading Willie Cauley-Stein to the Dallas Mavericks. Head coach Steve Kerr said last week that the Dubs will be looking to acquire a big man either at the trade deadline or in the summer during free agency.