In order to get value, an NBA team normally has to give it back. Unfortunately for the Knicks, as Thursday's trade deadline approaches, the likes of Jose Calderon, Kyle O'Quinn and Kevin Seraphin would appear to be the team's most movable assets. How desirable such pieces are to opposing teams remains to be seen.
For better or worse, these are the pieces the Knicks have. While that might not be ideal, the Pistons appear very inclined to deal Brandon Jennings, and New York has been monitoring him for months. Though Jennings is still coming into his own again following an Achilles injury, he does boast career averages of 16 points, six assists and a 35 percent clip from deep. Playing just 18 minutes per contest this season, Jennings is doing so mostly between Detroit's budding point guard star Reggie Jackson.
All of this makes him expendable to a large extent, and the Knicks stand to benefit. The Pistons may value the pieces New York has to offer as potential key contributors for a steady playoff run ahead. Calderon would provide veteran leadership, and the frontline pieces could perhaps add value more so than Jennings at this point. Two of the three aforementioned pieces, perhaps with a future second-round pick to sweeten things, might just do the trick.