The New York Knicks The season is off to a mediocre start, going 3-3 in their first six games.
In 2021, they were the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference, but they missed the NBA playoffs this past season.
They have struggled to shoot the ball from deep to start the new season.
They are 23rd in the NBA in three-point shooting (33.8% 3P).
I think they should make a trade that improves their shooting from deep and helps solidify themselves as a playoff team this season.
Buddy Hield is currently with the Indiana Pacers, who are in rebuilding mode, and he is off to an exciting start to the new season.
The former Oklahoma star is averaging 17.8 points per game on 42.7% shooting from three-point range (on 9.4 attempts per game).
The Pacers have started the season 3-5 and are expected to be one of the worst teams in the league.
Hyld is about 30 years old Making over $20 million this season (over $18 million next season).
Pacers don’t need him.
Meanwhile, the Knicks have Evan Fournier, Earning $18 million this season (up from $18.8 million next season)., And Multiple upcoming first round picks.
So, Fournier’s salary would almost exactly match, and the Pacers would get draft picks from the Knicks in a hypothetical deal.
Adding Hield to a core of Julius Randle, Mitchell Robinson, RJ Barrett and Jalen Brunson could make them very dangerous in the Eastern Conference.
This is the move the Knicks need to make.