As the New York Knicks continue to rebuild under the new leadership of Tom Thibodeau, they are looking to improve their roster through a variety of means, and according to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News, one potential target they have been monitoring is CJ McCollum of the Portland Trail Blazers. Despite being out with an injury, McCollum is still garnering attention.
The Knicks have been linked to other potential trade targets in various reports, including Zach LaVine in Chicago, Victor Oladipo in Houston and Lonzo Ball in New Orleans. A source said they’re also monitoring Portland’s CJ McCollum, who is rehabbing from a broken foot and still has about $100 million guaranteed over three years after this season.
The Blazers (18-10) have played well since McCollum’s injury, with shooting-guard replacement Gary Trent Jr. rising to the occasion. But it’s unclear if Portland is willing to deal McCollum.
Reportedly, the Knicks are also interested in trying to get Bradley Beal out of Washington, but Beal, who has been dedicated to the struggling Wizards, is unlikely to budge.