Knicks avoid getting screwed
To put it simply: the Knicks are bad at trading.
Oftentimes, the Knicks throw in pieces they shouldn’t when finalizing trades. In recent memory, the Knicks gave up a first-round pick for Andrea Bargnani. I will repeat this. The Knicks gave up a first-round pick for Andrea Bargnani.
This team never wins the deal. Ever.
Seeing them miss out on a trade is far superior than seeing them get fleeced by the Wolves. At times the best trade is the one you don’t make, especially for a franchise that just can not get a proper return.
For the first time in a long time the Knicks still have all of their picks. They have not been moved. This is a blessing.