Is Zach LaVine the star the New York Knicks act for?

The New York Knicks could be looking for a slam dunk trade that at least cements their spot in the Eastern Conference top 6.

Granted, Zach LaVine has evolved beyond the mere identity of the dunk contest champion that perhaps defined his early days in Minnesota. In recent seasons, particularly as a star attraction with the Chicago Bulls, LaVine has developed into a reliable scoring option, a skill that has been rewarded with back-to-back All-Star nominations. In 40 games this season, LaVine has averaged 23.9 points but was ruled a potential bait at the close as the Bulls (21-24) were mired in mediocrity after making their first playoff appearance since 2017 last year.