Greg Monroe could bolster the front line of the Knicks The New York Knicks and Detroit Pistons are reportedly working on a sign and trade deal that would send Greg Monroe to the Big Apple. The Pistons are looking for J.R. Smith and a first round pick, while the Knicks are offering Smith and a second round pick. The Knicks couldn’t give up a first round pick until 2018.
The NBA has a rule that states you cannot trade first round picks in consecutive years. The Knicks lost their 2016 first round pick in the Andrea Bargnani trade last summer.
The Knicks probably would be better off sending Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith to Detroit for Monroe at this point. New York has a plethora of wing players and certainly can’t afford to give up another first round pick.
What might be the best part of this “potential” trade would be thought of Josh Smith and J.R. Smith play basketball together. The post Knicks and Pistons discussing trade that would send Greg Monroe to New York appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.