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NBA Trade Rumors: New York Knicks prepared to absorb undesirable contracts in an attempt to fast-track their rebuild process

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Modified 28 Oct 2020, 10:32 IST
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As we head closer to the 2020 NBA Draft, the New York Knicks are once again in the news as they try to find ways to upgrade their roster in the offseason. While the Knicks are usually in pursuit of a superstar who can turn their fortunes around, according to the latest NBA trade rumors, they seem to have taken a different approach as they head into the 2020-21 NBA season.

NBA Trade Rumors: New York Knicks ready to take on undesirable contracts in the upcoming offseason

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With over $60 million available in cap space, the New York Knicks are one of the few teams who can go on a splurge this offseason. However, according to the recent NBA trade rumor by SNY's Ian Begley, the Knicks are prepared to trade for undesirable contracts in the hopes of acquiring more draft picks.

This approach by the New York Knicks should excite several teams around the league that are struggling to stay below the luxury tax. The Knicks will be happy to absorb a bad contract if the teams package it with draft picks that will help them in the future.

NBA Trade Rumors: Acquiring more draft picks would help the Knicks fast-track their rebuild process

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It is interesting to note that the New York Knicks had a contrasting approach during the beginning of last season. Entering the 2019 season, the Knicks were looking for big names and weren't interested in acquiring any players who didn't want to be a part of the organization. This new approach will certainly add more young talent around their stars, RJ Barrett and Mitchell Robinson.

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The New York Knicks have the 4th pick in the upcoming 2020 NBA Draft. If they manage to acquire more draft picks, they would have multiple promising youngsters on their roster next year who might help them to fast-track their rebuild process.


Also read: NBA Trade Options: An Eric Gordon - Al Horford swap could help both the Houston Rockets and the Philadelphia 76ers get over their playoffs hump

Published 28 Oct 2020, 10:32 IST
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