The Knicks are among those showing interest in Pistons forward Saddiq Bey ahead of the Feb. 9 trade deadline, according to Ian Begley of SNY.tv.
That said, it’s not known if the Pistons have made him available. As we relayed here, they don’t seem very eager to trade him.
Meanwhile, the Knicks clearly have been active in seeking some help.
“In general, a name that has been talked about recently is Saddiq Bey in Detroit,” Begley said. “The Knicks are among the teams that have registered some interest in Saddiq. I don’t know how far discussions have gotten, but Bey, obviously a Villanova guy, wing, could help the Knicks from a depth perspective.”
The Knicks and Pistons have actually made several trades recently.
“I’m not sure how much Detroit would want back, but the Knicks and Pistons are very familiar with getting trades done over the years — the Derrick Rose deal, Nerlens Noel and Alec Burks draft night stuff,” Begley said. “These teams have dealt with each other a lot, so I think Saddiq Bey is a name to keep an eye on.”
Bey, 23, is 6-foot-7 and averaging 14.6 points and 4.5 rebounds in 48 games, shooting 41 percent from the field. He was drafted by the Nets with the No. 20 overall pick in 2020, traded to the Pistons, and has spent his entire three-year career in Detroit.
Last season, he appeared in all 82 games and averaged 16.2 points.
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