After trading Obi Toppin and agreeing to a four-year, $50 million deal with guard Donte DiVincenzo, many are wondering what moves the New York Knicks will make.
While the Knicks have remained patient in hopes of getting a superstar, it seems their immediate focus is on minor acquisitions to round out the current roster.
According to The Athletic’s Fred Katz, New York has reached out to multiple teams offering packages focused on their young talent to acquire “first-age veterans.” “League sources told The Athletic that New York has approached several rival front offices this offseason with a similar goal,” Katz wrote. “The Knicks have built packages around their up-and-coming young players to target early age veterans they feel can help the current roster. If they swap one of their 20-year-old guards for a versatile forward, that would change the context of signing DiVincenzo, too”.
Once DiVincenzo’s signing becomes official, the Knicks will find themselves with an abundance of guards but little room to face them all. If no further moves are made, New York will feature lineups including Jericho Sims or Josh Hart in the four, neither of which are ideal options in that role.
With plenty of time left in the offseason, it seems inevitable that Knicks president Leon Rose will make a move to resolve the impasse.