Knicks Rumors: 3 forwards linked to New York in free agency

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As the New York Knicks prepare for the offseason, three forwards have already been linked to them in free agency.

The New York Knicks officially started their offseason when the NBA decided to resume play with only 22 teams in Orlando, Florida. With the Knicks holding the sixth worst record in the NBA, they were one of eight teams not invited to return to action.

However, there doesn’t appear to be much sleep lost over missing an opportunity to fly the entire team down to Florida for a few meaningless games. Sure, there were some scenarios that could have put them in a crazy playoff tournament, but the Knicks are probably best served keeping their players away from any possible coronavirus infection and focusing on the offseason.

The first order of business will be hiring a new coach. President Leon Rose has already added several reinforcements to the front office, after exercising incumbent general manager Scott Perry’s option for next season. Former Jazz executive Walt Perrin will lead college scouting; Frank Zanin will help pro scouting, coming over from the Thunder; and the Knicks also added cap specialist Brock Aller to the executive offices.

So with a new coach on the way and fresh faces in the front office, what will the actual roster look like for the 2020-21 season?

New York has three draft picks (a lottery pick, a late first round pick, and an early second round pick) to add youth. But they are expected to supplement their young pieces with veteran players in free agency.

On their wish list, the Knicks are reportedly interested in adding a forward who can shoot. Let’s run down three forwards who have been linked to the Knicks as possible free agent targets.