New York Knicks: 3 under the radar free agent targets

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Identifying a few under the radar free agents who could help the New York Knicks.


Over the past several months as the New York Knicks have been stuck on the outside looking in while the NBA completes its historic 2019-20 season in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, rumors have continued to circulate about which star player team president Leon Rose could try to acquire to jump-start his new team’s rebuild.

New York can create more than $40 million in cap space to add talent this winter, giving them a distinct advantage as one of the few teams who will have money to spend in a tight market where the salary cap is expected to remain flat or only increase a modest amount.

In prep of the offseason, we have spent a lot of time breaking down all of the headline names connected to the Knicks: we have analyzed a potential trade for Chris Paul, as well as for Victor Oladipo. We have discussed the possibility of signing one of the year’s top free agents in Fred VanVleet.

But what about the other options? Who are some under the radar players that could help the Knicks develop their young players while incrementally improving their team?

There are a lot of different avenues the new front office can follow in filling out the roster for next season. Let’s take a look at three players who haven’t been talked about as much in the rumor mill, but could be solid additions for the Knicks.

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