Rumors: Iwundu would be an interesting choice on the Knicks roster

During Wesley Iwundu’s three seasons with Orlando Magic, he developed a reputation as the ultimate utility player. At 6’7 with a 7’1 wingspan, Iwundu became a very solid defensive wing that helped the team win games when on the floor. It doesn’t surprise you with the statistics, but you can feel its presence. He fired 37% from three during the 2018-19 campaign while his two-way skills helped Magic reach the playoffs.

Over the course of the season, the depth of Magic has produced fewer opportunities for Iwundu. His minutes were largely inconsistent and he was unable to develop much of a rhythm on the floor. There was nothing wrong with the way Iwundu was playing, but instead the problem was based on too many veteran wings above the depth graph.

Iwundu will have another opportunity to audition in his hometown of Orlando once the season resumes. Barring unforeseen circumstances, Magic will surely be the seed n. 8 of the Eastern Conference. Assuming Evan Fournier collects his option (good chance he does now), Magic will exceed the limit of almost $ 117 million, excluding draft choices to start the 2020-21 season. While Magic can match any offer, there may be less of a propensity to do so now due to COVID-19 and the depth above Iwundu on their list.

Iwundu would be an interesting choice on the Knicks roster, assuming the team fills the team with more offensive players. He is also from Houston, like Damyean Dotson, and can easily be a piece of a winning team. New York had previously signed Kyle O’Quinn with a 4-year contract after a three-year stint with Orlando Magic. It is fair to say that O’Quinn played well during the contract term. The Knicks can hope for the same fortunes with Iwundu.