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Sun setting for Bledsoe in Phoenix, Knicks Hold Off on Trade

Eric Bledsoe, the point guard of the Phoenix Suns, took to Twitter over the weekend to vent his frustration with his team. Leaving nothing to the imagination Bledsoe plainly stated, “I don’t wanna be here.” He was, of course, unmistakably talking about Phoenix. Teams around the league engaged in talks with Phoenix in an attempt to land Bledsoe. What does any of this have to do with the Knicks? Surprisingly, the Suns actually reached out to New York to inquire about a potential trade. The Suns hoped that in exchange for Bledsoe the Knicks would be willing to part ways with Frank Ntilikina and Willy Hernangomez. It turns out that the Suns were wrong.

Throughout the summer the Knicks emphasized that their plan would be to build their young core, centered around Kristaps Porzingis. The young core would also be comprised of both Frank Ntilikina and Willy Hernangomez. The team dedicated this season to that vision, which helped them make the choice of trading a disgruntled Carmelo Anthony. It looks as though the Knicks would like to remain free of frustrated players going forward. Bledsoe, who averaged 15.7 points a game last season, would do well for the Knicks. Yet, the Knicks have faith in Ntilikina and Hernangomez. In that respect the team have neither confirmed nor denied the trade.

The young players have seen a small amount of minutes throughout the first two games of this season. Hernangomez had his minutes limited while Ntilikina dealt with an ankle injury that slowed him down. As the season goes on the coaching staff will likely look to utilize the two in step with their vision of a developed young core. The Knicks are looking to the future, not the present. In that regard fans will need to continue to demonstrate their patience, all the while hoping that the organization made the right move with Bledsoe.

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