Knicks: the signing of an emerging wing is on the way

The New York Knicks have made some strategic moves this offseason to increase their ability to sign influential players. The recruitment of Donte DiVincenzo to a four-year, $47 million deal became possible when Josh Hart accepted his $13 million player option and agreed to a new contract starting in the 2023-24 season.

According to Brian Windhorst on his Hoop Collective podcast, Hart is expected to sign a new contract this week.

Hart established a significant role off the bench, providing impressive defense and good scoring ability. The Knicks, however, recognized the need to add more three-point shooters with good hit rates.

DiVincenzo fits the bill perfectly and already shares a good relationship with both Hart and Jalin Brunson since his Villanova days. DiVincenzo averaged 9.4 points per game and 3.5 assists last season on a .397 three-point shooting percentage.

With a team boasting tremendous chemistry, and if RJ Barrett can significantly improve his game, the Knicks may not need to trade for a third star after all.