NBA Rumors: Knicks Shopping Another Player

According to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report, the New York Knicks are open to trading Nerlens Noel by the deadline. 

At this juncture of the campaign, the Knicks have a 24-28 record and are 12th in the Eastern Conference. They technically could make a push for the playoffs, but they also trail Toronto Raptors (8th place) and Boston Celtics (9th place) by 3.5 games. Furthermore, they have won just three out of their last 10 games, so they should be open to making changes to their roster. 

In 23 games this season, Noel is averaging 3.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 1.0 assists. The 27-year-old is in the first year of a three-year, $27,720,000 contract, so any team who acquires him will have to be okay with him being more than a rental. Offensively, it's also been a down year for him, so his value may not be as high as it once was. 

Yet, Noel could still be a decent role player for a playoff team. Due to this, it seems possible that we could see him sporting a different jersey after the deadline. Let's see what comes to fruition. 

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