The New York Knicks are reportedly showing interest in trading for point guard Luke Ridnour of the Minnesota Timberwolves according to Alex Kennedy of Hoopsworld.com via Twitter:
The New York Knicks have expressed interest in Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Luke Ridnour, according to source.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) February 13, 2013
The Knicks are currently sitting in second place in the Eastern Conference with an impressive record of 32-17. The fact that the team is considering a move heading towards the NBA trade deadline on Feb. 21 is questionable to say the least with the Knicks firing on all cylinders and arguably the one squad in the East that may be able to give the defending NBA champion Miami Heat a run for their money in the NBA playoffs.
Recently, head coach Mike Woodson tried to squash all the trade rumors circulating around the Knicks by saying the team isn’t looking to make any deals at this point in time.
Currently, the Knicks have two point guards on the depth with Raymond Felton and Pablo Prigioni. Veteran Jason Kidd has shifted over to shooting guard for the majority of the season, but still plays point from time to time.
Another trade rumor that started circulating last week was the Knicks considering a deal to send Iman Shumpert to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for Jared Dudley and a first-round draft pick. The Shumpert rumor has also left many wondering why the Knicks would make such a move and talks of the team targeting Ridnour will likely receive a similar reaction.
Although trade rumors continue to surface with the Knicks potentially involved in a deal, it remains to be seen if New York is truly interested in mixing things up with the team coming together during the first-half of the 2012-13 NBA season.