According to a recently proposed trade idea, the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers could swap their struggling young forwards, with Kyle Kuzma heading to the Knicks and the Lakers receiving Kevin Knox and two second-round picks from the 2021 draft.
On Thursday, NBA Analysis Network wrote that at this point, the Knicks have “not shown any sort of plan” for their rebuild, which has seen highly-touted prospects such as Knox and Frank Ntilikina arguably turn out as busts. Both players have frequently been brought up in trade rumors as they are still young enough to turn things around with another team.
“For Knox, there is no better potential destination than the Lakers,” the publication continued. “They are a franchise that is looking to win championships. Los Angeles has locked down LeBron James and Anthony Davis for the future. That means they are going to be near the top of the Western Conference competing for titles.”
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