Should Knicks trade for Zach LaVine?


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The Knicks have lost five of their last six games. Luckily for them, being the 10th seed in the Eastern Conference would still put them in a position to make the playoffs, at least for the play-ins. It was a difficult back-and-forth for Tom Thibodeau’s team, who lost a crush against the Bulls in Chicago on Monday night. Speaking of those Bulls, should the Knicks do whatever it takes to make a trade for their star Zach LaVine?

We discuss this and more on the latest episode of the “Big Apple Buckets” podcast with Sal Licata and Jerome “The Junk Yard Dog” Williams, along with an interview with Taylor Rooks of Bleacher Report.

Big Apple Buckets with Sal & The Junk Yard Dog:

  • Knicks losing five of their last six games. The Knicks really need a goalscorer. Could LaVine be the guy to put the Knicks on top?
  • What would it take to have it? Would you trade Kevin Knox, Frank Ntilikina and draft picks? Immanuel Quickley, Julius Randle and RJ Barrett are untouchable.
  • Knox is no longer in the 10-man rotation. Dennis Smith Jr. goes to the G League. Do these guys have any value in a trade?
  • The defense has carried the Knicks, but they need help scoring. They need an outside shooter. Only a few guys who wear them. Randle is scheduled to be in the All-Star Game on March 7 in Atlanta.

Inside the niche: The Junk Yard Dog tells the story of meeting Allen Iverson when they were in Georgetown together and what ensued.

Interview with Taylor Rooks:
Host of Bleacher Report’s “Take it there with Taylor Rooks”

  • Perception of the Knicks around the league. Believes they will make the playoffs.
  • Thibs loves LaVine. Could see him training in a Knicks uniform.
  • Loving Quickley’s game, can be a star. Dynamic Knicks-Nets and new scenarios every night between the two teams.
  • Why she enjoyed being in the NBA bubble this summer.
  • Courtside Karen and basketball are always great with no fans there.
  • The biggest interviews Rooks has done and still wants to do in his career.

Find all episodes of “Big Apple Buckets,” a New York Knicks podcast, by subscribing to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. New episodes of the show drop Tuesday afternoons.

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