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Raptors forward named trade candidate for New York Knicks

The New York Knicks were linked to Bruce Brown trade rumors at the deadline in February, and the possibility of a deal still remains now that the offseason has begun.

Brown, who will turn 28 in August, was traded by the Indiana Pacers to the Toronto Raptors in the Pascal Siakam deal in January, and was a trade candidate at the deadline. However, the Raptors chose to keep him and not reach a deal.

Now, Brown has a $23 million team option next season that the Raptors will almost certainly accept as they look to add him to a deal this summer. Bleacher Report thinks he could fit with the Knicks.

“A rotation that includes Brown, Brunson, Donté DiVincenzo and Josh Hart might be pretty small, but all four play bigger than their height. And New York will presumably have healthier versions of OG Anunoby, Julius Randle and Mitchell Robinson back in action next season,” writes Bleacher Report.

The Knicks would likely have to trade Bojan Bogdanovic in any Brown deal to match salaries, but adding one of New York’s last first-round picks to trade Bogdanovic for Brown would be a good deal for New York.

Brown averaged 10.8 points per game last season with the Pacers and Raptors, proving to be a key piece for an NBA squad. Given his experience winning championships with the Denver Nuggets, he could be the perfect piece to add to the Knicks’ puzzle as they look to reach the Finals next year.

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