Awe man the Knicks are a mess.
A day after shooting down a trade for Kyle Lowry because he felt Raptors GM Masai Ujiri took advantage of him before, James Dolan reportedly will consider a trade for Lowry if the team continues to struggle.
Frank Isola of the New York Daily News is reporting that Knicks brass are reconsidering after a tough loss to the Celtics on Friday night.
The next 48 hours could determine whether James Dolan will trade a piece of the Knicks’ future — in the form of either a young player or a first-round pick — to acquire Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry.
With starting point guard Raymond Felton expected to be sidelined two to three weeks with a strained hamstring, Dolan could be forced into reconsidering a deal for Lowry if the Knicks continue to struggle against the Hawks on Saturday. …
Ujiri would prefer to receive another first-round pick, but there are reports that the Raptors would be amenable toward acquiring either Iman Shumpert or Hardaway in place of the pick. According to a source, the Knicks would prefer to keep Shumpert out of the deal for the purpose of including him in a future trade and perhaps package him with Amar’e Stoudemire.
The Knicks seemingly don’t have another first round pick until 2020, and giving up Hardaway or Shumpert to only watch Lowry leave as a free agent at summers end could be devastating.