According to reports, the New York Knicks are looking to add a little ‘of versatility to their rotation in the front row during the off season.
According to SNY’s Ian Begley, the Knicks want to involve a big man who can shoot. Begley said he is not sure if this means that the Knicks will sign that type of player in the free agency or try to select one in the draft.
The Knicks boast a solid pair of frontcourt in Mitchell Robinson and Julius Randle, but both do most of their damage in the paint and could benefit from a great complement that has the ability to stretch the floor.
The 2019-20 season of the Knicks has officially ended since they were not one of the 22 teams invited to end the season in Orlando after the forced suspension of the Association by the coronavirus in March.
For this reason, the Knicks can begin to prepare for the free agency and the draft of the NBA 2020, which are both scheduled for October after the end of the season.
For Begley, the Knicks are considered “unlikely” to pick up the $ 15.75 million option in Bobby Portis’ power forward contract for next season, which means that New York should have a large wage ceiling and room for list to find a large one that best meets your needs.
As for the free agent centers, both Marc Gasol and Kelly Olynyk could provide what the Knicks are looking for. 35-year-old Gasol is a one-time NBA defensive player of the year and makes 1.4 three bets per game this season and connects 40.2 percent of his attempts from beyond the arc.
Olynyk, 29, is not as experienced or versatile as Gasol, but he is also making 1.4 three per game this season and making his triples with a career rate of 43.2 percent. Olynyk would probably also cost much less than Gasol.
New York could also explore the power forward market with Serge Ibaka and Frank Kaminsky standing out above the rest of the group.
As for the project, Obi Toppin of Dayton, Deni Avdija of Israel, Jaden McDaniels of Washington and Jalen Smith of Maryland are among those who have at least 6’9 “and have shown that they can shoot the ball well.
The Knicks have some promising young talent in Robinson, RJ Barrett and Kevin Knox and the addition of a player with a different skill in the attacking zone could immensely help New York become competitive again in the Eastern Conference.