The New York Knicks are looking to make a move at the deadline and high on their priority list is a leading scorer. After the team traded Immanuel Quickley and RJ Barrett to the Toronto Raptors for OG Anunoby, the only negative was the Knicks’ bench. The only player who continues to be linked is Jordan Clarkson.
Anunoby was a major factor for the team, finishing with a positive/minus positive in all 14 games with the Knicks. If they can find a way to replace what Quickley did for them off the bench, this team automatically becomes a title contender. The Athletic’s Tony Jones reported the Knicks’ interest in the guard.
“In Clarkson’s case, the New York Knicks are among the teams showing interest. On paper, Clarkson’s fit with the Knicks seems natural. When New York included Immanuel Quickley in the deal that brought them OG Anunoby, the Knicks lost the only guy who could come off the bench with the ability to create plays off the dribble.”
Jones explains why the Knicks have interest in Clarkson, suggesting the need to create outside of Jalen Brunson and Julius Randle.
“As the Knicks currently stand, Jalen Brunson and Julius Randle are tasked with creating the majority of the basketball advantage on every possession. Including Clarkson on the roster would fill the void left by New York’s loss of Quickley in that deal.