Recent reports suggest the New York Knicks might be interested in the Houston Rockets veteran star John Wall. At the same time, the Knicks’ head coach Tom Thibodeau removed Kemba Walker from the rotation.
According to Bleacher Report’s A. Sherrod Blakely, John Wall of the Houston Rockets is a potential target in exchange for Kemba Walker.
“Multiple league sources believe the Knicks will look to trade Walker, whose value on the trade market, much like his production, is at an all-time low….A source close to the Knicks indicated New York may also have a potential trade partner in the Houston Rockets, who are eager to move John Wall.”
Walker signed a two-year, $17.9 million deal in the offseason, whereas Wall is owed close to $91.7 million, including next season’s player option.
The New York Knicks have a short window to trade Walker, whose stock is steadily declining. The trade deadline is on 22nd February 2022.
The Knicks are going to start Alec Burks in the point guard position for the rest of the year. Walker has had his share of injuries during the last few seasons, while John Wall is also away from his All-Star self due to injuries.