The New York Knicks have reportedly held internal talks about trading for former MVP Derrick Rose. The Knicks doesn’t have many trade assets apart from Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis.
Newly appointed coach Jeff Hornacek and the Knicks’ management have pointed out that the point guard position is the greatest area of concern for the team this offseason. Chicago Bulls’ guard Derrick Rose is set to become a free agent this summer. But whether the Bulls are willing to trade away Rose is still unclear, as reported by the Real GM.
The Knicks are eyeing to rebuild around Kristaps Porzingis, as reported by Sports Rageous on Friday. They are looking forward to trade Carmelo Anthony in a three-team blockbuster trade which also involves the Cleveland Cavaliers and Phoenix Suns to acquire Kevin Love.
“If we can find a middle guy to bridge [Calderon and Grant], it would be good,” Hornacek said earlier this month, according to the New York Post. “There’s a lot of guys out there. I’m sure Phil and Steve [Mills, general manager] are looking at everything.’’
Hornacek wants to lure a point guard to apply his game-plan in New York. He triumphed with a bounty of point guards at Phoenix.
“I’ve had good success with points guards in Phoenix to get them to new levels as younger players,’’ Hornacek also added. The new coach is trying to add some punch in the attack in a team which ranked 26th among 30 NBA teams in terms of scoring points this season.
The Knicks’ front office wants to start with the most famous name of the league to boost their back-court. New York is ready to absorb the former MVP’s $21.3 million salary to add him in their roster.
Photo Courtesy: Keith Allison/Flickr