Josh Hart has been an instant hit since joining the New York Knicks around the February 9 trade deadline.
After making such a significant impact, it’s no wonder why Leon Rose and the Knicks’ front office want to make sure Hart stays with the team long-term. Currently, Hart is expected to decline his player option for next season and become an unrestricted free agent.
However, according to HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto, who was speaking on a May 25 episode of the HoopsHype podcast, the Knicks are willing to pay Hart what he deserves to ensure he stays with the franchise for the foreseeable future, even if it means sign. with a contract worth more than 70 million dollars.
“If I had to guess where I think this is ultimately going to go, I could see Hart climb a little bit higher towards the $18 million a year mark because of the way the ceiling is going up. Tom Thibodeau loves it. He’s a guy from the CAA. At the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago, the buzz from the Knicks, rival executives, and even rival agents was that Josh Hart would re-sign with the Knicks. I think four years, $72 million for him, would be ideal.”