New York’s Perspective
Karl-Anthony Towns was born in Edison, New Jersey and grew up while being a New York Knicks fan. (All questions regarding that very brave decision should be directed towards him).
After years and years of constant fan-related grievance, the Knicks officially decided to part ways with Steve Mills, who served as a team president for approximately two and a half years. Fans were obviously overjoyed by this decision and are now filled with hope moving forward.
Owner James Dolan might have just fired Mills to use him as a scapegoat. But even though major front office issues are still present in New York, an organizational change like this one could be the spark that was needed in order to turn this franchise around.
After acquiring approximately 8.2 billion free agents in short-term contracts last summer, the Knicks are now faced with a dilemma. Either trade those experienced veterans in exchange for something more valuable long-term or let these contracts expire and get nothing in return.
This probably isn’t much of a dilemma for most people. Well, for the Knicks it appears to be a biggie. Here we are, couple dozen hours before the trade deadline, with exactly the same players as to when the season started.
Even though the Knicks are nowhere near playoff contention, they have some perfectly talented players on their roster. Players who could fill huge needs in other team’s rosters and snag young players and draft picks in return.
Karl-Anthony Towns is not your typical young player, though his situation is one the New York Knicks appear to be monitoring. Minnesota is in desperate need of a point guard, meaning that either Frank Ntilikina or Dennis Smith Jr. could be used as a bait in a trade package that, honestly, would have to include much more.