It was another tough season for the New York Knicks who fell close to the bottom of the NBA chart. They struggled to find a coherent artist to raise the franchise to the next level. Nonetheless, they kept their eyes peeled for high potential talent such as Vanderbilt Commodores’ prospect Aaron Nesmith.
While top talent like LaMelo Ball, Anthony Edwards and James Wiseman have become famous, Nesmith has done well under the radar. The six foot and six forward is explored as one of the best prospects for exiting the Commodores program.
According to the Daily Knicks, the organization can benefit from someone like Nesmith’s caliber with the way he dictates the pace of the offense. The 20-year-old has the ability to score from within the paint and to extend his radius beyond the three-point line. In the 2019-2020 year, he averaged 23 points, 4.9 rebounds, firing 51.2% off the field.
The versatile striker can pair well with the young rising Knicks stars like RJ Barrett. The two could form as a dynamic duo from the shooting guard and small forward positions. Both players are capable scorers and can complement each other when they share the pitch for the organization.
The Knicks could use a revitalized list given the way they have fought for the past few seasons. Although they have talented players on their team, this hasn’t translated much into wins. Having someone of the caliber of Nesmith can be of further help because of the depth with which the Knicks tend to move well without the ball and read the situation on the floor.
Nesmith’s talent and potential are too tempting to let go and could flourish well in the NBA if the opportunities are right. One point of concern that the explorers raised was the stress fracture in his right foot. But if Nesmith is able to recover and adapt, his shots and agility on the pitch can be an important resource for any team.
It will be interesting to see how the Knicks organization plays its cards in this situation, as they have tried to rebuild their team.