DeMar DeRozan: Knicks ‘Dream’ free agent signing?

The New York Knicks were reportedly in the market for current Chicago Bull DeMar DeRozan at the trade deadline. With the six-time All-Star expected to hit the free agent market this offseason, it stands to reason they will reopen those interests.

A free agency prediction from Bleacher Report kept that in mind, listing DeRozan as the Knicks’ “dream” target this summer.

“There are a lot of points to score in this team’s starting five with Jalen Brunson and Julius Randle,” notes Bleacher Report’s Andy Bailey. “But the second unit could use some offensive push, and DeRozan could provide that against backups.”

The only way DeRozan would end up in the Knicks’ starting lineup would likely be if OG Anunoby decided to walk this offseason. But New York has been looking for scoring help on the second unit since Immanuel Quickley was traded to get Anunoby and DeRozan could easily fill that role if he’s willing to take some sort of backseat. DeRozan’s veteran presence would also be welcome on a Knicks team that looks to compete every year.

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