Two basic facts about free agency tie into this latest rumor: 1) NBA front offices “internally discuss” a lot of players, it’s a core part of preparing for any eventuality; 2) The Knicks are always going to be tied to major moves.

That brings us to the latest report, via Ian Begley of The Knicks have had internal discussions about a Tobias Harris trade.

“The Knicks have talked internally about the idea of acquiring Tobias Harris via trade before their winning streak started… Tom Thibodeau spoke highly of him before the game, so that’s just one name to keep an eye on.”

Harris would help the Knicks, he is a solid scoring wing who creates his own shot, finishes well through contact, is shooting 40.5% from 3 and is a solid defender. He’s consistent and averaging 16.7 points and 6.2 rebounds a game.

But there are a few reasons this trade doesn’t make sense for New York (or likely Philadelphia).