Washington Wizards: 5 potential trade partners for deal involving Otto Porter

Washington Wizards Otto Porter (Photo by Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Getty Images)
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New York Knicks Tim Hardaway Jr. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images) /

4. New York Knicks

It seems like the New York Knicks are filled with a bunch a role players. They do have some young talent that might be dealt for bigger names around the trade deadline, but trading Washington could advance their rebuilding project faster.

The Knicks could use a young veteran 3-and-D player. Porter could continue in building a foundation for the organization, especially if they want to be an attractive location for free agents this offseason. He also fits in with David Fizdale’s style of play and would be an upgrade for the team.

Trading Tim Hardaway Jr. would allow for further development of Kevin Knox. He could be the focal point of the offense until Kristaps Porzingis gets back from injury.

Hardaway would be a great sixth man for the Wizards or he could fit into the starting lineup. He’s currently averaging 22.1 points per game and would provide shooting which the team has been lacking. Outside of Beal, the team doesn’t have many sharpshooters.

When Hardaway gets hot, he’s practically unguardable. Bringing that type of fire power over would greatly benefit Washington. New York takes a hit offensively, but it would allow for them to further evaluate the younger talent on the roster.

Lance Thomas would be a contract absorption, but would be a serviceable forward that is an energy player. Washington doesn’t many blue collar individuals on the roster, so Thomas could easily find a home.