NBA Rumors: New York Knicks trading for Greg Monroe if Joakim Noah experiment fails

Joakim Noah
Joakim Noah

With the dream of winning an NBA championship title, the New York Knicks have successfully made a major upgrade this off-season. According to the latest NBA rumors, the Knicks will be trading for Greg Monroe before the trade deadline if Joakim Noah experiment fails.

The New York Knicks are one of the NBA teams who dreamt of becoming a title contender next season. The Knicks has undergone a rebuilding process and made a huge adjustment on their roster. In June, the team acquired Derrick Rose from the Chicago Bulls via trade.

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In the free agency, Joakim Noah, Brandon Jennings, and Courtney Lee joined the Knicks to solidify their roster. However, the acquisition of Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah became questionable due to their injuries in the past.

If Rose suffers another injury, Brandon Jennings can start in his place. However, the Knicks currently do not have the perfect replacement for Noah. Adding a quality center like Noah to a team who wants to contend is a no-brainer if he is healthy and currently in his prime.

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However, the Knicks gave him a four-year deal worth $72 million, which can be considered a huge gamble. There are rumors that the Knicks are eyeing to acquire Greg Monroe from the Milwaukee Bucks.

According to Matt Moore of CBS Sports, the Knicks were one of the top suitors of Greg Monroe in the 2015 free agency. However, Monroe decided to join the Milwaukee Bucks with the belief that he could help them achieve higher in the 2015-16 NBA season.

However, their prediction was wrong after the Bucks failed to enter the playoffs last year. If the Knicks want to trade for Greg Monroe, they have two options to consider:

  1. Trade Joakim Noah for Monroe before the deadline
  2. Trade for Monroe is now using the players available on their roster

According to All About Knicks, the Knicks could trade Kyle O’Quinn and a draft pick to acquire Monroe. Getting a player with his talents at a cheap price makes him worth the risk. Monroe can be a good fit in the triangle offense despite his passing reticence.

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