As the New York Knicks prepare for the offseason, who are the best centers available in free agency this offseason?
After waiting for what feels like an eternity, the New York Knicks working offseason is in front of us. The team has not played a game since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic, and they have been limited in their offseason activities to hirings in the front office and coaching staff.
One week from today, that all changes. New president Leon Rose will finally get an opportunity to make a mark on the roster. The team has three picks in the first 40 selections of the NBA Draft—8th, 27th, and 38th.
New York also has several decisions to make about players on team options or non-guaranteed contracts, likely a few days before the draft. And if all of that business isn’t enough, the NBA announced this week that free agency will begin on November 20.
Despite the salary cap remaining flat at $109 million, the Knicks have plenty of money to spend this offseason. They are one of the few teams flush with cap space. Depending on how they structure their roster, they can create more than $40 million in room.
As we prepare for an offseason unlike any in NBA history, I thought it would be useful to break down the top free agents by position. In doing this, I am not ranking players in terms of who fits best with the Knicks; instead, I want to givie fans an idea of which players are most likely to demand the most attention and money.
Center is a tricky position for the Knicks since they already have Mitchell Robinson on the roster and finding the right player to complement him limits who they should consider on the open market. Nonetheless, let’s take a look at the top centers available.