The New York Knicks could be active before the Feb. 6 trade deadline, but Ian Begley of SNY.tv reported the team is unwilling to part with any future first-round picks:
"Something worth noting on the trade front for the Knicks: two people in touch with members of the organization in the last few days said that New York remains opposed to sending out any future first-round picks in any trades under consideration.
"This could be posturing from New York during trade season.
"But if the Knicks are indeed committed to keeping their future first-rounders off limits, that would align with the team's strategy for the past five seasons."
The Knicks of past years frequently traded first-round picks, including in deals for Carmelo Anthony, Andrea Bargnani and others.