You shipped Myles Turner to the Knicks
The Knicks have been great with Mitchell Robinson on the floor but he can’t seem to stay healthy. They like their chances of re-signing Turner in the off-season and think he’ll fill the hole of Robinson defensively while adding spacing to their offense. They’re also eager to move on from Evan Fournier.
You like the deal as you get two flyers on young forwards still on their rookie contracts to take a chance on in Reddish (RFA this summer) and Toppin (RFA in 2024) and whichever first-round pick conveys first between the Pistons and Wizards picks that have protections on them through 2026. If neither ever convey as firsts, you’ll receive 2 2nd-round picks–all for the price of taking on the Evan Fournier contract that still has two years remaining after this season and Myles Turner.
Now your roster is over 15 players and you’re forced to make a pair of moves after a acquiring three players and only sending out one. You decide to waive Terry Taylor and break the hearts of bloggers everywhere. You also trade Goga Bitadze to the San Antonio Spurs for a second-round pick.
This makes the depth chart look something like this for the final months of the year:
- Point guards: Tyrese Haliburton, TJ McConnell, Andrew Nembhard
- Shooting guards: Buddy Hield, Bennedict Mathurin, Chris Duarte
- Small Forwards: Aaron Nesmith, Cam Reddish, Evan Fournier
- Power Forwards: Obi Toppin, Oshae Brissett, James Johnson
- Centers: Isaiah Jackson, Jalen Smith, Daniel Theis
This isn’t necessarily how the starters would be lined up or anything. Nembhard will find minutes outside of the emergency point guard role, for example, but that’s the roster you’ll now be sticking with through the deadline. Let’s see how it plays out. Choose one of the following links to see where your choices took the team: