This Knicks-Mavericks trade gives Kevin Knox II a fresh start

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Kevin Knox II was selected with the No. 9 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. Since coming to the New York Knicks, he has been unable to get comfortable in the rotation and this has led to a decline in production and playing time. In the offseason, Knox can be used as a trade piece in a deal for another player.

Knox has played in 32 games this season and is averaging 4.6 points in 13.2 minutes per game. Tom Thibodeau has not put together his lineup and Knox is not a huge part of it. At 21 years old, Knox still has plenty of time to develop as a player but it is likely not going to be with the Knicks. He was not moved at the deadline which means the Knicks could look to the offseason.

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It is unknown what the market on Kevin Knox II is, but the Dallas Mavericks are a team that could take a flier. Surely, the cost wouldn’t be high when considering he hasn’t met the expectations many had for him when he came into the NBA years ago.

The Mavericks entered the season with postseason expectations and managed to finish fifth in the Western Conference. However, Kristaps Porzingis has been in and out of the lineup because of injuries and with his lack of impact against small ball, Dallas could use another wing option.

This is a trade that could land them an intriguing prospect to develop in the offseason. Here is what a potential trade between the two sides might look like.