At 20-32 and 2.5 games out of the 8th seed in the East, the New York Knicks will be looking to bolster their roster to make a playoff push.
With the Toronto Raptors most likely hanging on to Kyle Lowry, the Knicks have focused their interest else where.
Espn.com earlier reported that the Knicks may be interested in Atlanta Hawks‘ point guard Jeff Teague.
Teague, 25, is enjoying his best season as a pro after signing a long-term extension during the offseason.
He’s averaging career-highs of 15.6 points and 7.2 assists.
It is to be determined who or what the Knicks could offer to the reeling Hawks.
Atlanta, without their star big man Al Horford, have lost five straight and sit 5th in the East with a 25-26 record.
Teague would most likely supplant current starter Raymond Felton if he was brought in.
Felton is averaging 10.4 points and 5.9 assists per game.
One complication in any trade involving Teague is that he must accept any trade. This ramification is due to the Hawks matching the offer sheet that the restricted free agent signed with the Milwaukee Bucks during the offseason.