The New York Knicks will no longer play games in the 2019-20 season, as they were not among the 22 teams invited to resume the action of the regular season in Orlando, Florida next month. This frees them to focus on the upcoming draft of the rookie and the free will period, the latter of which could see them prioritize the great veteran men with a good touch from outside. According to a recent report, these could include early Toronto Raptors stars Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka.
Bleacher Report listed a number of possible agentless targets for the Knicks in the 2020 offseason, noting that a separate story from New York’s SportsNet Ian Begley had mentioned the team’s need for a great sweet-shooting man. While Begley suggested that Danilo Gallinari (Oklahoma City Thunder) and Christian Wood (Detroit Pistons) might be among New York’s most likely options, Bleacher Report differed in its recommendations, starting by explaining why Gasol might be a good choice in the center.
As seen on the Raptors team’s Basketball-Reference ‘s page, Gasol’s numbers, especially in the score, have been on this season, as he’s averaging just 7.6 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.4 assists and throw 41.9 percent from the field. However, Bleacher Report pointed out that the 35-year-old is still sinking 1.4 three points per game with an impressive 40.2% clip. He also has a solid NBA resume that includes a defender of the year award.