When the New York Knicks host the Indiana Pacers tonight, they will be getting a close look at some potential trade options.
With the NBA trade deadline less than a month away, the Knicks will likely be on the market.
One team that they have been rumored to be talking heavily with is the Pacers, as there are a number of interesting names included in the talks.
Breaking Down Trade Rumors
The Knicks have seemed to be looking around the trade market for the last couple of pieces to build their roster.
While players like OG Anunoby seem like the best fit, the Pacers also have a number of players that could be key additions.
Myles Turner could be one.
WHAT A BLOCK BY MYLES TURNER TO SEAL THE PACERS W 🚫 pic.twitter.com/cH5iK0o8tB
— NBA (@NBA) January 9, 2023
The 26-year-old is already in his eighth NBA season and has consistently been a productive big man.
He is also one of the best defenders in the entire sport, something which the Knicks value in the paint.
The Knicks have seemingly been interested in Turner for the last couple of years.
Now, the team could create a package around former lottery pick Obi Toppin to bring Turner to New York.
Another potential trade target is Buddy Hield.
51 straight games with a Buddy Hield three.👀 pic.twitter.com/CHxGRyjwjK
— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) January 5, 2023
The Pacers have a surplus of guard talent, so moving someone like Hield would be smart.
It would allow rookie guard Bennedict Mathurin to start, while also freeing up some money for the Pacers.
Luckily for the Knicks, they will have a front row seat to watch both of these potential trade targets tonight.
Expect it to potentially set up a trade as we move closer to the deadline.