The New York Knicks currently have a problem of having entirely too many guards on their current 15 man roster.
However that may not prevent them from bringing in another.
According to Ian Begley of ESPNNewYork.com, the Knicks may still re-sign point guard Toure’ Murry. The free agent guard has also drawn interest from the Heat, Jazz and Clippers, according to a league source.
Murry looked good at times during his brief stint in the Big Apple, playing in only 51 games. The 24-year old averaged only 7.3 minutes per contest and averaged 2.7 points and 1.0 assists per game during that span.
He also gave the Knicks a real defensive presence at point guard, something that could still prove valuable to the Knicks team. When paired with Iman Shumpert in the backcourt, the Knicks actually showed some presence of a good defensive guard pairing for a change.
But former coach Mike Woodson regulated Murry to the bench while throwing 30 minutes plus per night to Raymond Felton, so Murry never got much of a real look.
However in order for the Knicks to pursue Murry, or any other free agent for that matter, a few bodies, most likely guards will have to be moved first.
The Knicks currently sit at the maximum of 15 contracts and would have to trade some guards first before they can make any additions to the roster before training camp.