The New York Knicks are still to hire a new coach to replace Mike Woodson and yet team president, Phil Jackson seems more concerned about rebuilding the playing roster.
According to the New York Post, Jackson is prepared to enter the Kevin Love sweepstakes this offseason in a bid to get star Carmelo Anthony to stay in New York.
Love it appears, will have no shortage of offers this offseason with Phoenix, Golden State and even the LA Lakers showing interested in making a trade for the player. Love has a player option to stay with the Minnesota Timberwolves this season and seems set to be the biggest trade targets this offseason.
The Post reports: "Knicks president Phil Jackson has been plotting to be involved in making something happen with Love via a trade."
No further details in who this trade would involve have been released and quite frankly, the Knicks don't really have many assets.
Whilst other suitors for Love could offer lottery picks, juicy expiring contracts or some combination of the two, the Knicks have no first rounder and their roster is mainly made up of overpaid talent locked in for years.
However, if there is a way to get this deal done you could probably trust Jackson to do it. Love could definitely improve this roster and may just be the thing which would get Anthony to stay and win a title.