NBA Trade Rumors: 6 stars New York Knicks should make godfather offers for

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NBA Trade Rumors: If the New York Knicks are prepared to make a godfather trade offer this offseason, there are six stars worthy. 

The New York Knicks got a taste of high-level basketball and relevance once again in the Eastern Conference playoffs, but it quickly became clear that they still needed more talent on the roster to compete with the true championship contenders.

Heading into the offseason, that will be the goal for the Knicks. The good news is that the Knicks have plenty of trade assets to get creative with.

The New York Knicks have a surplus of trade assets

They have a plethora of young players that the team may or may not be open to trading this offseason – Quentin Grimes, RJ Barrett, Obi Toppin, Mitchell Robinson, and Immanuel Quickley. They also have eight future first-round picks that are trade-eligible this offseason.

In short, the Knicks have options. If the Knicks were going to create a godfather offer to land a star player, there are certainly a few stars that could be worthy of such interesting. We explore six heading into the offseason.

OG Anunoby, Toronto Raptors

At least on the surface, it’s easy to say that OG Anunoby isn’t worth a potential godfather offer from the New York Knicks. However, when you consider that he’s one of the best two-way players in the league and more capable of an offensive scorer than he gets credit for, there is reason to believe that he can still improve as a star player. Especially in a system that would be more built for him.

And if the Knicks wanted to acquire a less profile player, which could potentially cost significantly less on the trade market, Anunoby could be that target. I would imagine that a package centered around one of the team’s young players (Quentin Grimes or RJ Barrett) and a couple of future first-round picks likely gets it done.

Is that something the Knicks would be open to?