NBA Trades: 3 players the Knicks should trade away

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NBA Trades: 3 players the Knicks should trade away

CLEVELAND, OHIO – JANUARY 24: Evan Fournier #13 of the New York Knicks walks back to the bench during the first half against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on January 24, 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio, NBA Trades: 3 players the Knicks should trade away. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

With the New York Knicks sitting at a lackluster 23-25, it seems like some changes may be on the horizon. According to multiple reports, the Knicks have made all of their players available for trade.

While it is unlikely that players like RJ Barrett are traded at the deadline, there is a very good chance the Knicks finally make some moves to try and save this season.

Most of the Knicks roster this season has been rather disappointing, with players like Alec Burks, Evan Fournier, and Kemba Walker being very inconsistent. Those guys have hurt the team more times than they have helped.

With that being said, here are three players the Knicks should look to get rid of in some NBA trades.

NBA Trades: 3 players the Knicks should trade away – Evan Fournier

Whether it be his abysmal defense, inconsistent scoring, or lack of an ability to do much outside of said scoring, Evan Fournier has been a disappointment this season.

In 46 games played, Evan Fournier has averaged 13.5 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 1.8 assists while shooting 41.8 percent from the field and 38.9 percent from three.

While these numbers may not look to be that terrible, when you consider his big contract (4 years, $73M) and the fact that he has been unplayable at multiple points during the season, you can begin to see why he is such a disappointment.

Throughout the season, Fournier has played in 18 games where he failed to score more than nine points and 24 games in where he failed to shoot above 40 percent from the field.

While Fournier has had many bright moments, such as his 41-point performance against the Celtics, outside of those couple of games, he has been massively disappointing.

It is unlikely that Evan Fournier has much value right now, but that is fine. The reason you do this trade is to clear up more minutes for young players like Immanuel Quickly, Quentin Grimes, and Cam Reddish.

When the Knicks signed Evan Fournier during the 2021 offseason, I was very excited. It seemed that he would provide the shot-creating the Knicks desperately needed. However, due to his poor play, I’m ready for the Knicks to move on.

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