Milwaukee Bucks’ Marvin Williams a potential Knicks target

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Marvin Williams would be an interesting free agent goal for the Knicks. After accepting a buyout in Charlotte, the 33-year veteran has become a key bench player for the Bucks.

A 1.8-meter forward capable of competing against multiple positions, would give Thibodeau much-needed versatility on the defensive side, something the Knicks desperately need in the wing position. New York will need to add someone to a currently small group of players capable of handling assignments versus the 3 or 4.

Williams struggled to find his 3-point shot after arriving in Milwaukee, but found his shot in the playoffs, pulling a sizzling 44.4% from depth. It would give the Knicks a perimeter threat, one that thrives from the corners where he ranked in the top 10 per cent of the league by shooting from the stretch point favored for forwards.

As a veteran who has spent most of his career losing teams, it’s possible that he wants to sign with a winning team, especially after tasting contention in Milwaukee. That said, money always talks. The Knicks shouldn’t overpay for Williams, but they could be a team offering them an attractive short-term deal using their excess space.