By all indications, it seems more and more likely that the New York Knicks are pushing to do well in the Eastern Conference of the NBA and make a deep playoff run. After a summer in which they picked up Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Courtney Lee, and Brandon Jennings. It is now being rumored that the Knicks may have interest in another player.
According to several sources, the New York Knicks and the Philadelphia 76ers may be in the early stages of a possible deal. The deal would send center Jahil Okafor to the Knicks, and it is not known yet who the Knicks would send back in return. There are other reports out there that are reporting that the Knicks are planning to make their gameplay a lot better and adding Okafor will help that big time.
If this trade were to happen, then we will see the pairing of Okafor and Prozingis, which would be a dangerous duo and can do a lot of damage in a weak Eastern Conference. Some names being mention as being sent back to Philadelphia include Justin Holiday or Kyle O’Quinn along with a first-round pick.
Personally, I feel this trade if done could do wonders for the Knicks as they try and bounce back from a terrible 2015 season. While Okafor has had some injury problems since he was drafted by the 76ers, he can easily do well in New York. If this goes through, I feel he will be backup for Noah at center and possible power forward. As a Knicks fan, I am liking these moves and have high hopes for this team going into the 2016 season.
However, with all that being said, I also have one huge fear with who the Knicks have signed and with the possible addition of Okafor. Rose and Noah are very injury prone, and Okafor has had multiple injuries. While I like the Knicks mindset as far as trying to go for it, I can easily see this whole thing blowing up and being a mess.
But it sure makes for an impressive season for the Knicks and with the possibility of Okafor being traded to New York will make them even more of a threat in a weak Eastern Conference.