Over the weekend, the Phoenix Suns sent shockwaves throughout the NBA, pulling off yet another blockbuster trade to add to another already talented roster led by superstars Kevin Durant and Devin Booker.
The Suns traded Chris Paul, Landry Shamet, and draft picks to the Washington Wizards in exchange for sharpshooting guard Bradley Beal, who recently indicated a desire to be moved and had the advantage of steering his way to Phoenix with a no-trade clause.
Although the trade package the Wizards received in return was weak, to say the least, Beal controlled his fate in this situation and pushed his way to the Suns by giving the green light to the team to make the deal.
Even though Phoenix ultimately became Beal’s landing spot, other teams were trying to trade for the veteran guard, with the New York Knicks among them, according to the New York Post.
— New York Post (@nypost) June 19, 2023
Although it could be said that the Knicks exceeded expectations this past season, with the storied NBA franchise reaching the second round of the playoffs, New York still came up short in the end and clearly need some retooling to compete in the Eastern Conference.
With Jalen Brunson emerging as a potential superstar for New York, the Knicks need another piece to the puzzle to truly contend in the East, as Julius Randle and RJ Barrett might not be enough.
The addition of Beal might’ve been a step in the right direction for the Knicks, but now the team has to look elsewhere for a roster upgrade to come back stronger next season.NEXT: Stephen A. Smith Believes The Knicks Should Pursue 1 NBA Coach