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Knicks Plan to Trade For Former RoY and Six Man of Year

Published January 5, 2024 at 4:52 PM

Knicks Eyeing Malcolm Brogdon in Upcoming NBA Trade Deadline

As the NBA trade deadline looms, the rumor mill is abuzz with potential moves, and one name gaining traction is Portland Trail Blazers' veteran point guard, Malcolm Brogdon. With less than five weeks to go, the Blazers face crucial decisions, and Brogdon's future is in the spotlight.

The Trade Proposal

According to Bleacher Report's Zach Buckley, the New York Knicks are exploring a trade that could bring Malcolm Brogdon to Madison Square Garden. The proposed deal includes Evan Fournier, a 2024 first-round pick (top-12-protected, via WAS), and a 2024 second-round pick (via UTA or CLE).

The Brogdon Situation

While no official talks are underway, the clock is ticking for Portland. Brogdon, at 31, serves as a valuable veteran presence for the Blazers. Still, if the right deal materializes, he might find himself in a new jersey before the trade deadline.

The Value Proposition

Zach Buckley suggests that the Knicks' offer not only addresses Portland's immediate needs but also sets them up for the long haul. Brogdon's departure could bring in crucial draft picks, with the first-rounder's protection decreasing in 2025 (top 10) and 2026 (top eight). Evan Fournier's inclusion is primarily a financial maneuver, potentially leading to a buyout.

Brogdon's Impact

With Brogdon averaging 15.7 points and 5.6 assists for the Blazers, he's not a player to be traded lightly. However, the potential acquisition of a first-round pick and more could bolster Portland's future, contributing to the Damian Lillard trade tree and positioning the Blazers strategically for the seasons ahead.

As the trade deadline approaches, all eyes are on Portland, waiting to see if they pull the trigger on this intriguing proposal.

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