Potential future exchange between the Knicks and the Lakers?
As the deadline ends this Thursday, the Lakers are exploring many avenues to improve their roster. One of them leads to the Knicks, with a possible deal. It remains to be seen what the Angelinos want to give up, but beware of an exchange between these two franchises.
Here we are: this Thursday, February 10, it’s the deadline. Before closing at 9 p.m., expect a lot of mayhem in the league. We expect multiple trades, especially for the title contenders, who will want to strengthen for the playoffs. For others, it’s time to wake up with the addition of a new player.
That’s good, the Knicks and the Lakers find themselves in both categories. These teams clearly need a trade, just to try something for this second part of the season. Evan Fournier is also quoted on the starteven if it is still necessary to find a partner, but it is not concerned by the last rumor in date.
The veteran desired by the Lakers in order to revive!
The Knicks have put a lot of players on the market, all according to some sources (except RJ Barrett). Fournier is not the only one concerned, since Alec Burks should also pack his bags. It is precisely he who appeals a lot to the Angelinos, who will make a few phone calls during the day according to Marc Berman, of the NY Post.
There are so many paths the Knicks can take. The Lakers have an interest in Alec Burks, as executives seek a way to free up a spot for Cam Reddish.
Burks, unless surprised, will therefore change teams before the deadline. The Angelinos are not the only ones interested, and the Knicks want to give priority to young people, like Reddish or Obi Toppin. The New York veteran has already hurt the Purple and Gold, which may explain this interest:
Alec Burks can add one more team in his sights: the Lakers. The franchise is interested in its services, but the competition is relatively strong in this last day. Impossible to know where the veteran will land.