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Black Friday is everyday in the Great White North

 

 

New York has almost no draft picks to speak of (their 2014 belongs to Houston, 2016 first belongs to us, full breakdown here), so the most likely target is Iman Shumpert, who has been bandied about in trade rumors for months.

However, any trade structured around Iman Shumpert and Kyle Lowry will be difficult without some additional pieces thrown in. New York is (significantly) over the luxury tax threshold, meaning that the total salaries, at least for this season, must be within 125%. Since Lowry makes approximately 6 million dollars this season and Shumpert only makes 1.7 M (lol, only), other pieces must be involved to facilitate such a trade. Something like the following works:

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Okay, that aforementioned trade seems implausible (Felton is on the books for two more years after this season at ~3.5 M/year). However, if New York throws in a pick (of course they will), something like this should work (Knicks give Philly their 2018(lol) 1st):

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According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Knicks are offering Felton, Metta World Peace and a 2018 first round draft pick.

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