With the forward positions being somewhat of a question mark, even with the signing of Mario Hezonja, the New York Knicks need all the resources they can find. The only question is whether or not Isaiah Hicks is their guy for the long run.
After the waiving of Troy Williams, it’s apparent that the Knicks are looking for more players who aren’t limited to one position. Hicks fits the bill a stretch-four with small-ball 5 potential.
It seemed that the team valued size over athleticism in this case.
Hicks remains on the team as one of the players whom the Knicks signed to a two-way contract. It will be his second consecutive season on such a deal, which shows how committed New York is to developing his game.
Hicks still has a lot to prove as one of the lower-tier players on a lottery team in the Eastern Conference. Without Kristaps Porzingis, though, the Knicks will be looking for any depth they can find at the four.
Whether Hicks is the team’s answer for this upcoming season still remains up in the air, but he’s a player who has clear value to the team.
Verdict: Isaiah Hicks should remain on the team until a better option/project becomes available. He’ll ultimately serve as a short-term option if he doesn’t improve.