Knicks ‘Entertained’ Dealing Alec Burks To Lakers

When the NBA’s February 10th trade deadline came and went without a New York Knicks blockbuster, fans were admittedly surprised, given the struggling nature of the team.

Julius Randle had regressed from his All-NBA form, they’d been hampered with injuries to key members from last year’s roster, and their offseason signings had fallen short of expectation.

Alas, the only move they made was weeks prior, acquiring young wing Cam Reddish from the Atlanta Hawks.

But that doesn’t mean Leon Rose and the front office brass didn’t try to pull off deals.

In fact, recent reporting suggests they were very active at the trade deadline, despite the end result of a largely unchanged New York Knicks roster.

Lakers, Knicks Talked Alec Burks Deal

In some of his latest reporting for the New York Post, Marc Berman confirmed that the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers had trade discussions prior to the February 10th deadline.

And that it was Alec Burks who was nearly dealt to Hollywood:

Burks, whom the Knicks entertained dealing to the Lakers at the trade deadline to open cap space, shrugs off the new role.

Burks, whom the Knicks entertained dealing to the Lakers at the trade deadline to open cap space, shrugs off the new role.

Author: Lucy Green