Jan 27, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks power forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) controls the ball against Charlotte Hornets power forward Marvin Williams (2) during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

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.


Charles is a sophomore at Pennsylvania State University from Long Island, New York, majoring in broadcast journalism. As a member of Penn State's CommRadio, the official radio station of the College of Communications, Charles has written various articles covering Penn State football and basketball. In addition to writing, Charles also co-hosts Empire State College, the only New York sports talkshow on campus.