The Knicks are among the teams that has shown interest in Pistons forward Saddiq Bey, according to Ian Begley of SNY.tv. Begley isn’t sure how far discussions between the two teams have gotten, but says Bey’s name is one that “has been talked about recently” as New York considers its trade options.
The Pistons are believed to be setting a high asking price for players like Bojan Bogdanovic, Alec Burks, and Bey, so it may be tricky for the Knicks to find a deal that works for both sides. Still, as Begley points out, the two front offices have worked together many times in recent years — New York acquired Derrick Rose from Detroit at the 2021 trade deadline and the two clubs completed a pair of offseason deals in 2022.
Here’s more on the Knicks:
- Begley previously reported that the Knicks were open to offering multiple first-round picks for OG Anunoby, while a separate report indicated that at least one team was prepared to put three first-rounders on the table for the Raptors forward. According to Michael Grange of Sportsnet.ca, there’s a wide belief that the report was referring to the Knicks and that New York is the team willing to offer three first-rounders for Anunoby.
- However, Grange cautions that even if the Knicks are willing to offer three first-round picks, those may not be “high-end” selections. New York controls protected 2023 first-rounders from Dallas (top-10 protected), Detroit (top-18 protected), and Washington (top-14 protected). None of those picks can ever land in the top eight and it may still be multiple years before a couple of them change hands. They wouldn’t be nearly as valuable as the Knicks’ own unprotected picks.
- RJ Barrett didn’t play during the final seven minutes of regulation or at all in overtime on Tuesday as the Knicks fell to the Lakers, writes Andrew Crane of The New York Post. Barrett didn’t speak to reporters after the game, but appeared frustrated, per Stefan Bondy of The New York Daily News, while head coach Tom Thibodeau offered only a brief explanation for why he opted to close the contest with Immanuel Quickley instead of Barrett. “We were just looking for our group to get going,” Thibodeau said. “The group that was out there was what we went with.”
- In case you missed it, the Knicks will send a player to the Rising Stars event at All-Star weekend in Utah. Quentin Grimes was one of 10 sophomores to earn a spot in the player pool.
23 thoughts on “Knicks Notes: Bey, Anunoby, Barrett”
I would bet that the Knicks want to put at least full lottery protections (1-14) on all the picks and they end up getting outbid by some other team if not just turned down.
I think 3 unprotected picks and one swap gets the deal done.
You’re probably right, but I doubt the Knicks give up all of that. They’ll probably try to send 2 protected and 1 unprotected. Still seems like a lot.
that’s too much to give up for someone who is NOT a star.
Part of the reason the Jazz were hesitant to trade Mitchell was because most of their 1sts over the next two drafts are already protected by the teams they acquired them from.
That was strange to take out Barrett. the knicks needed his scoring in OT without him they became unreliable with mediocre shooters.
When did RJ become a reliable shooter?) Knicks being Knicks not trading him for Mitchell
They offered barret actually. They would not include Grimes so the Knicks said to no to the Mitchell trade
That was stupid too
Reddish is just as good as Anunoby. Play him and see what he can do. It’s a crime that Thibodeau is ruining him, Toppin and is starting to play mind games with Barret. With Thibodeau Knicks have no future, only a win and make playoffs now to lose in first round
Reddish is not anywhere close to as good as OG. And it doesn’t matter who is coaching this team, with the current roster their ceiling is 5/6 seed and first round of the playoffs
How do we know Reddish isn’t as good as OG. Tibs never plays him.
I guess that makes ATL dumb too
The report of 3 1sts is from a Toronto reporter, passing on “info” from a (team) source, and likely is not a recent proposed transaction. But I think the NYK would go to 3 1st’s, if needed, but obviously each would be protected to some degree. Anunoby isn’t the type of player who’d fetch an unprotected pick from the NYK or any potential lottery team. But MEM is interested, and I’m sure they’d fork over at least one unprotected pick.
I think you can look back at the Jrue Holiday trade add in inflation and I would argue OG is the better player. He should at a minimum get 2 unprotected picks and 2 pick swaps and 1 lightly protected pick.
Holiday was an All Star, and 4 times on the All Defensive team; Anunoby? Never and 0 times, and he hasn’t played 50 games in 3 years.
But, let’s say they’re equal players. You’re equating MIL’s picks with those of a current lottery team? MIL was coming off having the best regular season record for two straight years, with a very young 2 time MVP. Etc. MIL also dumped their two worst multi-year contracts on NOP (Hill and Bledsoe, both of which NOP later paid to dump).
Anyway, which package would you prefer for any trade candidate:
2 unprotected MEM 1sts, plus
2 unprotected MEM 1st swaps
25 mm of bad contract carrying into next year
3 1sts, with protection, from current lottery teams, along with expiring contracts.
OG is like a Tight End in football, not a swift Wide Receiver. Average shooter, questionable injury history. OK he hustles… You really can not use him at the end of a game because he can not create his own shot..
Barton to knicks?
Brunson was fantastic last night and I thought thibs lineups were effective in live time and even a bit creative as hart was doing a good job on AD
I wouldn’t give up three ones. He’s not worth it. We already gave our great 2way player. So why get another RJ. We need a scorer like DM. That can get it whenever he wants. I’d like to see DeRozan at the 2. With Grimes backing him up. He’s a much better fit for team chemistry to me. Plus he’s cheaper than three picks.
I like Bey. He’d look good in Knicks uni
Bey is a great 3 and D project. Already good at that. Great assett. He.would be a little redundant with RJ, though.
Even.though he’s a SF, he has way more upside than Grimes.