The New York Knicks are trying to make sure that their team is one that Carmelo Anthony wants to return to in 2014-15, and that may involve making some trades at the deadline. Making the postseason and making a run would very much help the Knicks chances of bringing Melo back, and that’s why they appear to be so active as the trade deadline approaches.
Kenneth Faried and Kyle Lowry have been on the Knicks radar recently, and while it’s unlikely that they’ll land either one before the deadline passes, Steve Kyler from Basketball Insiders states that won’t stop the Knicks from trying their hardest.
The Knicks continue to try and strike a deal, having renewed efforts to land Denver forward Kenneth Faried and Toronto point guard Kyle Lowry. It is highly unlikely the Knicks can land either player, but they are trying. The Knicks are open to moving a number of player combinations, but still seem reluctant to include future draft considerations.
New York clearly wants to show Carmelo that they’re serious about winning this year and in the future, the only question is if they’ll be able to convince him of that without landing a key piece to run alongside him.