This Knicks-Pacers Trade Sends Malcolm Brogdon To New York

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The New York Knicks are at a crossroads. After undergoing a franchise renaissance behind some inspired upper management turnover, a coaching change, and the emergence of 2020-21 Most Improved Player, Julius Randle, the Knicks suffered extreme regression this past NBA season.

The result for the Knicks was a 37-45 record and missing out on the postseason entirely. They didn’t even manage to reach the play-in tournament. On the bright side, the Knicks did uncover some young bright spots on their roster.

Immanuel Quickley continued his impressive play from last season, especially finding a groove towards the end of the season. After a disappointing rookie year, Obi Toppin has carved out an offensive niche as a dangerous rim roller.

Quentin Grimes showed off some 3-and-D potential, and Miles McBride flashed some promise as a future ballhandler. New York also acquired 22-year-old wing prospect Cam Reddish before the trade deadline.

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The Knicks now have to decide whether they want to lean into their youth movement and launch a rebuild or if they want to try to push for a return to the playoffs next season. If it’s the latter choice, New York will require an injection of talent, especially at the starting point guard spot.

Let’s look at an NBA trade scenario that would send Malcolm Brogdon from the Indiana Pacers to the New York Knicks.