Could John Wall's 18-point, 15-assist performance Monday night in Madison Square Garden be a normal citing for New York Knick fans?
Marc Berman of the New York Post wrote that the Knicks may have plans to acquire the Washington Wizards point guard if he's made available.
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"Some in the league believe the Knicks are stocking up their young assets and will make a major play for Wall if he becomes available. The Wizards were said to be ready to break it up after their disastrous start. It would have to be a three-team deal with the Knicks throwing in Ntilikina, Dotson, Courtney Lee (for cap purposes), a 2020 first-round and second-round pick," Berman wrote.
The Wizards are beginning to play better basketball as of late, so the idea of trading their franchise point guard doesn't seem to be in the works at the moment, but if they begin to slide and look like the team that got off to a 1-7 start, the trade rumors surrounding Wall and Bradley Beal will begin once again.
With New York's franchise star Kristaps Porzingis getting close to free agency, it's imperative that the Knicks pair him with another big-name stud. The Knicks would love Kevin Durant, but John Wall might be the closest thing to a star player they could bring to New York.
Wall's supermax contract that kicks in next year is a hurdle and something no team would want to deal with, but teams get desperate, especially if it means acquiring an All-Star in a big market.