There have been several trade rumors surrounding the New York Knicks over the past few years, and it appears that those rumors won’t become reality anytime soon.
Fred Katz of The Athletic reported that New York does not expect a major breakthrough midway through the season, despite rumors of potentially available stars like the Bulls’ DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine, as well as 76ers star Joel Embiid .”The Knicks have made it clear to other teams they want a star, league sources said, but they also don’t expect her to be available midway through the season,” reported Katz. “Hope has faded for Joel Embiid as the Philadelphia 76ers continue to win after trading James Harden to the LA Clippers.”Earlier this week, Shams Charania of The Athletic reported that the Knicks would monitor the open market in hopes of acquiring a star player, but it appears nothing other than market monitoring will result.Even though the Knicks are 12-8 on Friday, it’s clear they still lag behind other powers in their conference, like the Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics, in terms of star talent. However, New York has maintained a steady and patient approach when it comes to making trades. The Knicks haven’t made a mid-season major league move since trading Kristaps Porzingis to the Mavericks before the trade deadline in 2019. Luckily for them, they’re in a position to buy instead of sell, but with the limited amount of options currently available are , any signings made this season could only be a minor, depth move, rather than shaking up the entire roster.While the Knicks will certainly have to be active on the trade market at some point, it’s unclear exactly when that will be as they appear to be content with the pieces they currently have and want to win a championship without a true MVP. high caliber player on their roster.