Who in the Central division could help improve the New York Knicks’ roster next season?
As rumors continue to connect the New York Knicks with players who called Indiana home this past season, I thought it would be a good time to continue our free agent preview series by focusing on the NBA’s central division.
Last month, we looked at one free agent target from each Southwest division team. Now we move back to the Eastern Conference in searching rosters for potential finds on the league’s midwestern squads.
Whom on the Pacers, Bucks, Bulls, Pistons, and Cavaliers might the Knicks target in free agency this offseason?
New York has the ability to create around $45 million in cap space, depending on where the salary cap lands after a sobering, coronavirus-impacted season. Recently-hired team president Leon Rose will try to make his mark on the roster before letting Tom Thibodeau work his magic on the sideline.
The Knicks are in need of a lot of things, but it appears they will prioritize shooting and ball-handling as they try to sure up their point guard and forward positions in building around young cornerstones RJ Barrett and Mitchell Robinson.
Let’s go through each Central division team to see which players could help boost the Knicks’ rebuild.