NBA Trades #6: New York Knicks
Of the eight teams that made it to the second round of the NBA playoffs, the New York Knicks are the ones best positioned to trade for a star. After failing to trade for Donovan Mitchell last summer, the Knicks have kept their powder dry for a potential deal for another star, and Siakam might be that player. New York can offer up RJ Barrett, Evan Fournier, Immanuel Quickley, and a firsts to Toronto.
Barrett is a talented young player on a long-term deal. Quickley has one year remaining on a cheap rookie contract and can help the Raptors at point guard after losing Fred Vanvleet, and Fournier is on a big expiring contract. Add in a firsts in next year’s NBA draft, and this hypothetical deal is as good as any that another team could reasonably offer for Siakam.
For New York, Siakam would give the Knicks another star to pair with Jalen Brunson and Julius Randle, though there might be some fit issues between Siakam and Randall. Even still, the trade would make the Knicks better and allow them to build upon their most successful season in a decade.