Potential Knicks free agent targets: Marvin Williams, Milwaukee Bucks
Former second overall pick Marvin Williams would be an interesting free agent target for the Knicks. After agreeing to a buyout in Charlotte, the 33-year-old veteran has turned into a key bench player for the Bucks.
A 6-foot-8 forward who can match-up against multiple positions, he would give Thibodeau much-needed versatility on the defensive end, something the Knicks desperately need at the wing position. New York is going to need to add someone to a currently-thin group of players who can handle assignments against both the 3 or 4.
Williams struggled to find his 3-point shot after arriving in Milwaukee, but he has found his stroke again in the playoffs, shooting a scorching 44.4% from deep. He would give the Knicks a perimeter threat, one who thrives from the corners where he has ranked within the top 10 percent of the league shooting from the favored stretched spot for forwards.
As a veteran who has spent most of his career on losing teams, it’s possible he will want to sign with a winning team, especially after tasting contention in Milwaukee. That said, money always talks. The Knicks shouldn’t overpay Williams, but they could be a team who offers him an attractive short-term contract using their excess cap space.