If there is one thing the Knicks have failed to do consistently, it’s finding the right veteran leadership to help guide their young roster over the past few years. But there is a clear veteran leader who is likely to be in the commercial block over the summer who will make at least some sense for New York.
That’s Chris Paul. One of the biggest concerns about this move are the potential repercussions it will have on the team’s protection sheet in the future. Well, Paul’s contract is only for two more seasons. To say that the Knicks would be tied down the line for years is a mistake. You can argue that having his $ 40 million owed for the 2021-22 season could hinder the team’s chances in the free 2021 agency.
Paul is about to start a season where he averaged 18 points, seven assists and five rebounds with 49 percent shooting from the field and 36 percent from 3 points. He still has some in his tank and the Knicks are supposed to bite the bullet and bring Paul to help guide their young list.