Rumor has it that the New York Knicks are preparing a trade offer for Chris Paul. The San Antonio Spurs could help them build with a DeMar DeRozan deal.
Just past the horizon of the Orlando bubble, a precariously constructed event that salvaged what was left of the 2020-21 NBA season. It was a resounding success for every team involved including the San Antonio Spurs, who put together an eight-game run to be proud of while setting the tempo for their future. On the flip side, organizations like the New York Knicks have waited patiently on the sidelines with the future of their league in flux.
There’s a new regime in The Big Apple led by agent-turned-executive Leon Rose, falling in line with a growing trend in NBA front offices. Rumors and reports, including this one by Knicks Film School and another by Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson, suggest the team is preparing a trade offer to acquire future Hall of Famer Chris Paul.
Rose represented Paul in his days as a player agent and the two are said to have a solid relationship. Considering Rose was brought to New York to legitimize the organization after years of tomfoolery, bringing in a gamer and basketball savant like CP3 makes perfect sense. However, Paul won’t be able to take the Knicks to the playoffs alone and the 2020 free-agent market is slim.
That’s where the San Antonio Spurs come into play. If Paul is traded to the Knicks, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Spurs wing DeMar DeRozan head to New York shortly thereafter. While there’ve been tumultuous relations between the New York Knicks and San Antonio Spurs in the past, the operation has changed in New York. They may be more willing to negotiate for a fair deal that positions both sides of the trade for the future.
Before we get into specifics, we must first look at the New York Knicks’ position.