In the morning hours of November 8, The folks at Bleacher Report put together an article discussing potential business destinations for mega man Anthony Davis If it were to be shopped by the Lakers and found to be mentioned along with three other ball clubs it is the New York Knicks.
Inside the piece, writer Grant Hughes put together one business idea for each of the four teams listed, and when it came to the Knickerbockers, his suggestion was as follows:
The New York Knicks receive:
Los Angeles Lakers receive:
- RJ Barrett
- Mitchell Robinson
- Obi Tobin
- Quentin Grimes
- 2023 first round selection
- 2023 first round pick (via DET, WAS, DAL)
- 2025 first round pick (via MIL)
Now, while Anthony Davis is an eight-time All-Star, four-time All-NBA, and four-time All-Defensive, And one of the 75 best players of all timeSince it was signed A huge contract worth a maximum of 189 million dollars Back during the 2020 season, the huge man struggled badly with injuries and efficiency when found on the ground, playing in just 84 of the 164 games total during this period.
The idea of seeing the Knicks swap several key young members of their current core, most notably RJ Barrett, along with three future first-round picks in exchange for an injured, soon-to-be 30-year-old senior man can certainly be said to make a $37.9 million annual salary command. Somewhat awful, and apparently a good portion of the fan base would agree.
Knicks fans criticize Davis’ commercial proposal
It didn’t take long for Knicks fans to take to social media to give their opinions on Bleacher Report’s commercial proposal to Anthony Davis, as the KnicksMuse Twitter page continued to post a screenshot of the virtual exchange, and couldn’t help but help. Share their unfiltered thoughts.
Another Twitter user questioned the logic behind Hughes’s trade idea by mentioning how the Knicks weren’t even willing to break up with Barrett for a younger, healthier Donovan Mitchell last summer.
Others simply stated that the proposal was one of the worst they had ever seen.
If the Knicks were to make that trade, in short, he would have coughed up four promising players all under 25, and several future first-round picks for the high-priced former All-Star player playing the same position as Julius Randle’s former All-Star star who played 51% Only from his team’s matches over the past three years.
Land Knicks two-way wing trade proposal
Although Bleacher Report has apparently dropped the ball with their latest business idea involving Anthony Davis, On November 7, one of their other writers, Greg Schwartz, was able to prepare a proposal This, if implemented, could be very beneficial to the New York Knicks.
Idea: Send expensive sniper Evan Fournier to the Washington Wizards in exchange for Will Barton.
“Barton is a dependable winger and the Knicks can hook him up with spinning right away,” Schwartz wrote, “he does more gamemaking than Fournier and hits 40.6 percent of his trios with the wizards.
His $14.4 million contract means New York could unlock $18.9 million worth of next summer cover space by flipping Fournier now. Consider the wizards Rank 27 With a three-point accuracy this season, Fournier could become a spinner and ground separator that would blend in well alongside Bradley Beal.”
This hypothetical exchange will not only help the Knicks from a talent and skill perspective, but will also end up helping them financially, as Fournier still has at least another year on contract, and has the club option for 2024-25, at an average salary. $18.6 million while the Barton deal went off the books after that season.
In Schwartz’s view, even if the Knicks had to choose a future in the process, such a move could easily prove worthwhile.
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