EVERY TRADE WE WILL SEE THIS SEASON: TRADE 13 (TRADE DEADLINE)
NEW YORK KNICKS GET: Austin Rivers and Jason Smith
WASHINGTON WIZARDS GET: Courtney Lee and Trey Burke
The New York Knicks are in a good enough cap position this year to take on the contract difference here. If they can dump Courtney Lee without using any draft picks they should jump at the opportunity. By helping the Wizards shed luxury tax, the Knicks create enough 2019 cap space to MAX out a free agent and keep the bird rights to Kristaps Porzingis even if they have the cap hold of a top 5 pick.
After the previously mentioned four-team deal where the Washington Wizards added Zach Randolph, this is another sneaky way to improve their second unit and get below the luxury tax outright. The Wizards would have a lot of talent accumulated after this trade and could really move up the Eastern Conference ladder.