As part of the potential deal, the Knicks would receive Raptors point guard Goran Dragic, and draft compensation. Meanwhile, the Raptors would land Lakers wing Talen Horton-Tucker and Knicks center Nerlens Noel, Scotto wrote, adding that Lakers guard Kendrick Nunn also could be part of the deal.
Reddish, of course, was recently acquired by the Knicks in a deal with the Hawks.
Scotto did not specify what type of draft picks the Knicks would receive in the proposed trade, though it is believed it would come via LA.
“It’s an intriguing concept,” wrote Luke Adams of Hoops Rumors. “The struggling Lakers would get a couple players capable of immediately stepping into the rotation and playing alongside their stars; the slumping Knicks would move off a series of players on multiyear deals in exchange for an expiring contract and more draft assets; and the Raptors would turn Dragic’s expiring contract into a veteran center in Noel and a young prospect in Horton-Tucker, who hasn’t played well this season but is still just 21 years old and has some upside.”
We relayed early Thursday morning that the Raptors have been active in trade talks and that the Lakers were open to moving Horton-Tucker. Most insiders, however, seem to believe LA will struggle to pull off a deal, given the advanced age of many of their players and what they are seeking in return.