New York: Evan Fournier and Julius Randle transferable? | NBA
Like the Lakers, the Knicks are a franchise apart, with pressure like nowhere else in the NBA, and like in Los Angeles, rumors escalate behind the scenes. The beautiful 2020/21 season is already forgotten, and with the approach of the « trade deadline », the leaders intend to cause an electric shock.
SNY had recently mentioned Myles Turner or De’Aaron Fox as potential targets to strengthen the team, but what about players likely to go the opposite way?
ESPN’s Brian Windhorst discussed several leads involving major players like Evan Fournier.
» In conversations this week with teams, the Knicks expressed a willingness to trade some of their veterans. It includes Kemba Walker, Evan Fournier, Alec Burks, guys like that “, he said, adding that the arrival of Cam Reddish and the return of Derrick Rose will create traffic jams, and that it is imperative to act so that the best soldiers enjoy a big game time at the end of the season.
More surprisingly (though), SNY for its part raised the possibility of seeing Julius Randle leave. “Most Improved Player” and All-Star last season, extended this summer for 117 million over four years, the strong winger has been going through particularly difficult times lately and he sometimes seems disconnected from the rest of the team.
» Most of the roster is on the table. A team in contact with the Knicks recently felt that even Julius Randle would be available, which wouldn’t be a surprise, because this team needs to improve in every way possible if they want to salvage their season. « .
For the time being, only RJ Barrett therefore seems spared from the rumors, and he could very soon become the boss of the team. Whether Julius Randle stays or not.