A backup point guard isn’t all the Knicks need. New York gave up a combined 33.2 points per game with Barrett (18.2) and Quickley (15.0) when they completed their deal with Toronto. Anunoby has been fantastic so far, but he’s not a high-volume scorer. The Knicks need another playmaker who also shares the court with Brunson and Julius Randle. While New York’s defense struggled in December, the offense flourished, averaging 121 points per game. But that number dropped to 114 in January, with all those games coming after the Anunoby trade.
So, what is the solution? Even someone like Murray (mentioned above) could contribute here. But if the Knicks don’t want to give up the resources needed to add Murray, perhaps they consider a player like Jordan Clarkson of the Utah Jazz, as the former Sixth Man of the Year would be a great addition. He averages 17.9 points per game and would technically also help as a backup point guard. DeMar DeRozan would also be a great pick if the Chicago Bulls decide to start a rebuild, with Bogdan Bogdanovic or Bojan Bogdanovic also potential options here.