The New York media is always good for a laugh when speculating about potential acquisitions by the hapless Knicks. Ian Begley of ESPN NY references a couple of Celtics in his latest article about upgrading NY’s point guard position:
So, if you believe the Knicks need to upgrade at point guard, let’s take a look at what’s out there, courtesy of our own Chris Broussard’s recent trade rumor rundown:
Kyle Lowry: The Raptors reportedly are going to see how things play out over the next two weeks before they decide what to do with Lowry. They’d been asking for a first-round pick earlier in the season, a price the Knicks weren’t willing to meet.
Kyrie Irving: Irving has reportedly expressed frustration with his situation in Cleveland. It’s hard to see the Cavs moving him in a trade at this point. And if they did make him available, they may be able to get better offers elsewhere than anything the Knicks could produce.
Rajon Rondo: This is another longshot. In the best-case scenario for the Knicks, Rondo forces a trade from the Celtics to New York. That doesn’t seem likely. Rondo, according to Broussard, looks forward to testing free agency.
Avery Bradley: Bradley can likely be had because Boston is in rebuilding mode, but would he be a big upgrade from Felton or Prigioni?
At least they’re finally coming around to the notion that landing Rondo is a long shot. I’ll nitpick and say there’s no need to credit Chris Broussard on the claim that Rondo is looking forward to free agency, because Rajon has talked about it to the media.
Avery Bradley does not belong on this list of point guards and Knicks fans agree. AB received 0% in the poll (as of noon today).
Bradley, like anyone on the Celtics roster, can be had in the right deal. But his upside is much higher than Felton and Prigioni.