This is so Knicks.
According to reports, the New York Knicks are second-guessing a couple of decisions that they decided against earlier this season.
The Knicks have tried to re-engage the Denver Nuggets on a deal centered around Iman Shumpert for Kenneth Faried. Stein writes that it’s unclear whether or not the Nugets would be interested in swapping.
The holdup? The Nuggets would like to unload a long-term contract and the Knicks have no interest in taking on long-term money.
Earlier this season, this was one of the deals that was making its rounds around the NBA wire, but at the end of the day, the Nuggets had “no interest” in dealing Kenneth Faried – at the time. Perhaps they’re a little more ready this time, especially after a less than spectacular season on the part of Faried. However, it still looks like the Nuggets would like to unload one of their long-term (bad) contracts, which New York has enough of. It may come down to who blinks first. Still, I’m not sure what another power forward does to this team. I’m not sure if it makes them significantly better than Shumpert has the potential to, down the line.
In other Knicks news, they are reportedly also re-interested in Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry.
According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, the Knicks are in fact interested in Lowry – someone who they could’ve had two months ago.
The Knicks are in fact interested in Toronto's Kyle Lowry. Classic Knicks. Could have had him two months ago, backed out now want him again.
— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) February 11, 2014
But after the season that Lowry is having, it’s probably going to take a little more than originally thought for the Knicks to get their hands on him. They may even have to outbid for him, something the Knicks can’t afford to do with the whole lack of draft picks and everything.
Lowry is averaging 16.7 points and 7.5 assists per game this season.