Knicks, Austin Reaves is a likely option in the free agency

While his impact falls short of Brunson’s, Austin Reaves is another underrated player who has become a top option for his team this season.

Reaves will be a limited free agent this offseason, and the highest offer the Lakers can make is a four-year, $50.8 million contract. Athletic’s Shams Charania believes Reaves could achieve more in the open market. If the Knicks freecap range or make a sign-and-trade, Reaves has the three-point shooting and defensive tenacity to thrive in Tom Thibodeau’s system.