There were many fans of the New York Knicks who expected a lot of big trades from the team before the deadline on Thursday.
In the end, the Knicks didn’t do much of anything, electing to instead stick with the team they have now and try to push through the rest of the season with the exact same roster.
When it comes to the players in New York, many expected Obi Toppin to be a prime trade candidate.
But it turns out that the Knicks had too high an asking price for Toppin.
#Sources — Knicks were looking for an unprotected first-round pick for Obi Toppin. No teams budged. #NBA
— NBATradeReport (@NBATradeReport) February 9, 2023
Inside reporting has said that the Knicks were looking for an unprotected first-round pick for the athlete.
That’s a hefty price tag for a player such as him and no teams jumped at the offer.
So far this season, Toppin is producing just 6.6 points and 3.3 rebounds in 15.1 minutes.
He has never been a starter for the Knicks and is currently playing a bit worse than he was last season.
Therefore, it is surprising to hear that the Knicks were demanding so much for him.
To be fair, he has shown some moments of greatness during his time in New York and there are many fans who believe the best is yet to come for the third-year star.
There may come a time when Toppin is creating a lot more on the court than he is right now.
But for this trade deadline, other franchises across the league were not knocking at New York’s door.
Now the team needs to move forward from the trade deadline and try to climb higher in the Eastern Conference as the threat of the play-in tournament looms larger.NEXT: The Knicks And Trail Blazers Make Their Trade Official