NY Knicks: The 3 biggest needs for the team this offseason

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Upgrading the starting PG spot for the NY Knicks is a must

The Knicks need a starting point guard? Where have I heard that one before?

For basically as long as I’ve been a fan of this team, it feels like they’ve needed that star facilitator to run their offense but no matter what they’ve done in an attempt to remedy the issue, it seems like they’re never able to get it right.

If this coaching staff was able to find the success it has with someone like Elfrid Payton running the point, the sky is the limit for this team if they find someone better suited for the job next year.

The Knicks have done just fine using several ballhandlers during their games, whether it be Julius Randle assuming more of a “point forward” role, RJ bringing the ball up, or Elfrid doing…Elfrid things…they’ve found a way to manage.

I just think that with more of a pass-first playmaker at the helm, it would open up the Knicks’ offense big time.

Both RJ Barrett and Julius Randle have proven that they’re more than capable shooters, especially when open.

But until now, both of them have used brute strength more often than not when creating their own offense.

Someone with elite court vision added to this roster would help get more open looks for the two of them which will only help to elevate the offense to heights it hasn’t seen so far this season.

Here are some potential options I’d be happy with either coming in as a free agent or traded for:

  • Lonzo Ball
  • Kyle Lowry
  • Jalen Brunson
  • Spencer Dinwiddie
  • Malcolm Brogdon