Apr. 7, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns forward Jared Dudley during the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at the US Airways Center. The Suns defeated the Lakers 125-105. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

New York Knicks Trade Rumors: Knicks Interested in Suns' Jared Dudley


With the NBA Trade Deadline only a couple of weeks away, it looks as if the New York Knicks have set their eyes on Phoenix Suns’ swingman Jared Dudley.

Alex Kennedy of Hoopsworld reported that the Knicks are indeed interested in trading for Dudley, who is having a very good season, averaging 11.8 points per game, but has seen his role reduced a bit since Lindsey Hunter took over for Alvin Gentry.

 

Jan. 30, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA: Phoenix Suns forward Jared Dudley reacts in the second half against the Los Angeles Lakers at the US Airways Center. The Suns defeated the Lakers 92-86. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

However don’t get too excited.

Dudley is making $4.25 million this season, which would make it difficult for New York to put together an attractive enough package to land Dudley. It is extremely unlikely that they would be interested in veterans such as Marcus Camby or Steve Novak, whose salaries are comparable and would match up in a trade.

Phoenix will want a young player and the Knicks only have one in guard Iman Shumpert and there is no way he is going anywhere.

In addition, the Knicks have already traded away many of their future first-round draft picks, so that likely won’t be an option either.

Dudley would be a nice addition to this current Knicks team, but given how the roster is assembled, the fact that the Knicks are over the salary cap and the fact that they already have 15 guaranteed contracts, it is doubtful that the Knicks will be able to make a move for Dudley or anyone else for that matter.

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