The Knicks traded for Kevin Durant to give them an additional piece in their rotation and get some young talent in return.
But the Knicks also are working on some trade chips in order for them to improve on their roster.
Knicks general manager Phil Jackson told reporters Tuesday that he wants to add some depth to their bench, which is a big part of the reason why the team traded for Anthony Davis, the best player in the Eastern Conference this season.
He said he would like to add more depth.
“We need to add depth to our bench.
We need to be able to play with guys that can defend and compete, play off each other, compete in the paint, do it all,” Jackson said.
“That’s our goal right now.
We’re going to be in the process of looking at players that can contribute right now, but there are a lot of guys out there that we need to look at.
We have a lot to consider, but we’ve got to add a few pieces to the bench, and I know we have some guys that could help us that way.”
Anthony Davis has a career average of 15.8 points and 8.6 rebounds per game.
He averaged 14.9 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game in his rookie season with the Kings in 2016-17.
He averaged 12.7 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.2 blocks per contest in his third season with New Orleans.
He also averaged 10.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.4 blocks per season in his second season with Los Angeles.