NY Knicks: 4 former players who could return in free agency

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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – DECEMBER 01: Danilo Gallinari #8 of the Oklahoma City Thunder stands on the court during a NBA game against the New Orleans Pelicans at Smoothie King Center on December 01, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Former New York Knicks who could return to this offseason.


With free agency officially set to begin on November 20th, the New York Knicks have just over a week to finalize their plans on adding proven talent. There will be just about 10 days between the start of free agency and the opening of training camp, leaving team president Leon Rose a short amount of time to make a splash.

The Knicks boast a hefty amount of cap space, but financial flexibility hasn’t always led to success. The front office needs to be smart, adding players who can both provide immediate impact and help keep the future of the team intact.

One avenue the franchise could explore would be adding former Knicks in free agency. The current class is widely considered to be underwhelming, so adding a familiar face or two isn’t outside the realm of possibility.

The last Knick to return for a second stint with the team was Tim Hardaway Jr., who never quite lived up to his sizable $71 million dollar contract. While this particular incident was unfortunate, it shouldn’t scare off the front office from trying again.

The current crop of upcoming free agents is surprisingly littered with former Knicks, as around 20 former New York players will be looking for a new home.

Here are four that would fit best with the vision that will likely be employed by Rose and the rest of the front office executives as they attempt to create a competitive roster.

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