It seems that the New York Knicks are very eager to bounce back after floundering to the tune of a franchise-worst 65 losses last season.
Now, the Knicks are absolutely eyeing for a stronger season under their head coach Derek Fisher. This would be possible if they get the right No. 4 overall pick and of course, some free agents to fill up the bundles of cap space before the next NBA season kicks off.
Yes, reformation can begin with the NBA draft on June 25 that will soon help grow the team’s program well into the future.
But the Knicks won’t just be solely limited to draft-day dealings. According to Basketball Insiders, the Knicks have just $32.4 million in guaranteed contracts on the books for next season, with $22.9 million of that total getting paid to Carmelo Anthony.
With their plenty of cap space, Fisher’s squad can surely accommodate the famous Toronto Raptors’ player Lou Williams. Why not? This 28-year-old volume scorer can definitely strengthen their offensive system.
However, it’s been reported that the Knicks and a handful of other teams want to pursue this unrestricted free agent. In fact, even Toronto Raptors intends to retain Williams. It just shows that he is a top free agent that the Knicks might acquire soon.
“Williams is expected to receive strong interest from teams that include the Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets, providing a clear competition for the Toronto Raptors to retain the NBA’s reigning Sixth Man of the Year,” Real GM’s Shams Charania wrote.
Well, it seems that the Knicks really have stiff competition from the Toronto Raptors when it comes to signing the 28-year-old volume scorer. Actually, Bleacher Report says that the Knicks are a really strong contender to obtain Williams. And reportedly, they could offer him around $9 million to play for the team. Let’s just see the turn-of-events in the succeeding days, now that NBA Draft is coming soon.
Truly, a young veteran player like the 28-year-old Williams has many things to offer the Knicks. His maturity and basketball IQ could provide Carmelo Anthony all the help he needs to thrive in the triangle offense. In this difficult time, the team could really need help in bench scoring and the 6-foot-1 shot creator could be the answer to one of the squad’s misery.