Knicks Expressing Trade Interest In Pistons’ Saddiq Bey

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In the wake of the 2023 NBA trade deadline approaching, the seventh-seeded New York Knicks are certainly going to be watched closely. The Knicks currently have plenty of future draft assets and could enhance their depth, particularly at the wing position.

According SNY NBA Insider Ian Begley, Saddiq Bey has drawn interest from a number of teams, including the Knicks.

“In general, a name that has been talked about recently is Saddiq Bey in Detroit,” Begley reported on Tuesday. “The Knicks are among the teams that have registered some interest in Saddiq. I don’t know how far discussions have gotten, but Bey, obviously a Villanova guy, wing, could help the Knicks from a depth perspective.”

Bey, who was picked by the Nets at No. 19 in the 2020 draft and traded to the Detroit Pistons the next day, has put up solid numbers over his three years in the NBA. As a 6-foot-7 wing, he has averaged 14.4 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.0 assists, while shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc.

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Leon Rose and the Knicks have plenty of experience working with the Pistons, whom they’ve done a number of deals with in the past.

“I’m not sure how much Detroit would want back, but the Knicks and Pistons are very familiar with getting trades done over the years – the Derrick Rose deal, Nerlens Noel and Alec Burks draft night stuff,” Begley added. “These teams have dealt with each other a lot, so I think Saddiq Bey is a name to keep an eye on.”

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With Cam Reddish completely dropped out of the rotation, despite the team acquiring him last season, Bey could fill a key wing role for Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau.

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