While Phil Jackson retools the franchise from top to bottom, the New York Knicks are in the midst of one of the more dramatic roster overhauls in recent memory. In just four months as team president, Jackson has already shipped out two starters from last year's team in Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton and acquired several young assets.
While the trade with the Dallas Mavericks has been widely viewed as a win for New York, there's still plenty of work left to make next year's Knicks a viable playoff threat. The first domino to fall will be Carmelo Anthony's free-agency status, but beyond 'Melo's decision, the Knicks have a few moves they can look at to improve for 2014-15 and beyond.
They don't have the chips to return a star in any deal, but unlike the last few seasons, the roster now has a few youthful names at friendly prices that could be attractive to other teams in deals. As the team may be entering a strange cross between preparing for the future and attracting Anthony back with a formidable present-day roster, here are a few swaps that can work to accomplish both.