Chanel Bomber wrote:3toheadmelo wrote:Chanel Bomber wrote:The best long-term bet for the Knicks is to trade for Zach Lavine.
His scoring efficiency is already elite, and he can do it both on and off the ball. He's improved every year since he entered the league, and he's still young, so it's reasonable to assume he's not done improving as a player.
Best short-term option is Chris Paul in free agency.
Either way, the Knicks have to bet on or invest in a difference-maker. Dame fits that description but the Knicks won't be able to build around him, especially since they'll have a short window knowing he's gonna be 31 this summer (unless Kawhi signs here which I don't see happening).
If the Bulls are losing miserably by the trade deadline next year, they are definitely gonna trade him. Now the bigger question is, do we wait for him to hit free agency or pull the trigger on a trade?
I think we have to trade for him. Isn't the difference in salary going to be significant depending on which team has his bird rights?
Problem is I like the potential of all our young players. But I'm starting to rethink my stance on Obi/IQ vs RJ because the game seems to come a lot easier to them, and at the end of the day efficiency is the name of the game. I still favor RJ, but I'm starting to question that.
For Lavine, I'll trade a few unprotected firsts, no question about it. I like our youth more than these picks.
They’re most likely gonna ask for one of our young pieces. We’ll just have to see how they’re playing next year, too early to tell which one we should give up. And yeah, I have always been skeptical about RJ’s potential even since he was in Duke. Hopefully he makes a leap next year