Knicks, a reinforcement can come from the Heat

The Knicks‘ front office should look to bolster its talent pool to improve the odds of greater success next year.

In an effort to do so, Bleacher Report’s Zach Buckley suggests Leon Rose and company could improve their assortment of players, while also sticking to the team that knocked them out of playoff contention, as he lists Heat guard Max Strus as one of the best possible targets on the big free agency club board of directors.

“But a marksmanship specialist won’t do much good. Just ask Evan Fournier. While he is a career-high 37.9% three-point shooter and the third-highest-paid player on this team, he has been unable to find a place in head coach Tom Thibodeau’s rotation. Max Strus could, though. He’s just as effective from distance (37.1% in his career), but that’s not all he brings to the pitch.

“He fights defensively. He moves well without the basketball. He has enough grit to get past blockouts or distracted defenders and finish on the edge. He has logged the fourth-most minutes this postseason for the Miami Heat, who sit just one game away from an NBA Finals berth. You don’t have to wonder if he can help a team win big, because he’s doing exactly that right now,” Buckley wrote.