Knicks consider trade for top point guard

January 2, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau reacts during the first half against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Believe it or not, the New York Knicks haven’t had a 20 ppg scorer at point guard since Stephon Marbury in the 2004-05 season. That could change for them this offseason, though.

Marc Berman of the New York Post reported this week that the Knicks have an interest in trading for Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon. Berman adds that the Knicks are desperate for a point guard.

Brogdon, 29, will enter the final year of his contract with the Pacers next season and owes $22.6 million. He’s put up 20.4 points per game the past two seasons but has been limited to 36 games this season due to injury. Indiana also had little reason to rush him into action since they were tanking and had acquired 22-year-old guard Tyrese Haliburton in a midseason trade.

On the heels of an unconventional offense that relied on big man Julius Randle and winger RJ Barrett for the majority of playmaking duties, the Knicks went 37-45 and even missed the play-in tournament. . It looks like acquiring a proper playmaker is a big deal for them this summer, as they’ve also recently been linked with another interesting playmaker target.

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