BasketballLance Stephenson, Greg Monroe may end up in New York by NBA Trade Deadline New York Knick fans may be in for a treat before the NBA trade deadline. As Phil Jackson continues to ship out players and contracts, he may be bringing some new talent in. by Staff Post February 6, 2015 Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports New York Knick fans may be in for a treat before the NBA trade deadline. As Phil Jackson continues to ship out players and contracts, he may be bringing some new talent in.Rumors have surfaced that the Knicks have sparked interest in two of the leagues preliminary role players. Guard Lance Stephenson and forward Greg Monroe are reported to be on the trading block and could land in New York.Without a doubt, the Knicks organization, players and fans have thrown in the towel for what has become a gruesome season. The Knicks are on their way toward their worst season in franchise history, recording only 10 wins to date. As the organization has gone into rebuilding mode, Jackson looks to bring in proven talent to compliment center piece Carmelo Anthony.Forward Greg Monroe of the Detroit Pistons could be the perfect addition. He boasts averages of 15 points per game along with 10 rebounds. Jackson believes he would be perfect for the triangle offense. Although the Knicks are interested, Monroe would be quite the cost. With a career high season, Monroe will be looking for a big contract extension from New York.With Carmelo’s already existing max contract and Jackson setting targets high to land another all-star, it may be difficult to land the forward. Also, the Pistons, who had a late surge and are now possibly playoff bound will require a heavy package for their budding star. Needless to say, Jackson will continue to pursue Monroe.Guard Lance Stephenson’s case is a bit different. Stephenson, who just signed with the Charlotte Hornets this season has disappointed. After having a career season in 2013-14, his averages have dropped from 13.8 points per game and seven rebounds to a low of nine points and 5.8 rebounds. It has been rumored that Stephenson is a problem in the locker room among teammates and coaches.The Hornets have looked to trade the self proclaimed star since November with no luck. Jackson feels he can mold Stephenson and he would be great in the right system. There is no doubt Stephenson could be a great player, but his attitude on and off the court has hindered his abilities and sparks worry amongst New York fans.Jackson will continue to make trades and shed contracts off of the Knicks roster to gear up for next season. The team has over $20million dollars in cap space next season and Jackson plans to use every bit of it to build a championship team. Post Views: 1,068The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest PostsStaff PostLatest posts by Staff Post (see all) In The Zone Announces Initial Podcast Lineup - November 13, 2020 The Essential Resources You Need to Start Your Own Gym in 2020 - February 6, 2020 Wilder vs Fury II – How the second fight will be different to the first? - February 5, 2020 Early turnovers, defensive struggles plague the Scarlet Knights - January 26, 2020 Related TopicsCarmelo AnthonyCharlotte HornetsDetroit PistonsGreg MonroeLance StephensonNew York KnicksPhil Jackson Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Newsletter SubscriptionCan't Miss Posts! Women in Sports: Podcast Host, New York Riptide Sideline Reporter, Dani Wexelman by Luke Porco | posted on March 3, 2020 Exclusive Interview: SNY Personality, Maria Marino, Shares Career Journey (VIDEO) by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on January 28, 2021 A Look at Paternity Leave in MLB as Trout Becomes a Dad by Elizabeth DiPietro | posted on August 5, 2020 5 Tips for Going to Your First Baseball Game by Guest | posted on February 10, 2020 Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019More in Basketball You Know I’m Right, Episode 111: New York Giants’ Insider John Schmeelk (Audio/Video)On the 111th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 107: New York Post’s Columnist Mike Vaccaro (Audio/Video)On the 107th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 97: SNY’s Michelle Margaux (Audio/Video)On the 97th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined SNY’s... WNBA Rolling Out Red Carpet For Upcoming 25th Anniversary SeasonThe WNBA’s 25th season also marks the debut of the WNBA Commissioner’s Cup. Two Positions The New York Giants Must Focus On For 2015 Season To Be Successful Is MAAC Men's Basketball Really a Two-Team Race?