This summer, Phil Jackson’s first as the New York Knicks team president, promises to be a less than spectacular one.
The Knicks don’t have a coach, don’t have any draft picks, don’t have any salary cap room and their best player is set to test free agency.
With that being said, major moves to improve the Knicks for the 2014-15 season will be few and far between, but that doesn’t mean Jackson can’t make some minor moves this offseason that could pay major dividends down the road.
One of those could be targeting a guy like Mike Miller.
The Knicks have shot the ball pretty well from behind the arc last couple of seasons (37.2 percent in 2014) and shooting will be vital if Jackson does employ the triangle offense.
Miller is 34 and does have a history of injury problems, but played last season for the veteran’s minimum in Memphis after being amnestied by the Miami Heat.
The key word here for the Knicks is minimum and if Miller would play for the minimum once again, he is the kind of depth piece Jackson could target.
Good three-point shooters have success in the triangle and Miller hit 46 percent of his threes last season and hit an average of 2.3 per game for the Grizzlies.
Targeting a guy like Miller makes sense not only in terms of production, but affordability as well.
The Knicks will have to add a shooter or two and a guy like Miller could end up being ideal in the triangle.