NY Knicks: 3 reasons why they must pursue Norman Powell

TAMPA, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 31: Norman Powell #24 of the Toronto Raptors drives to the basket during the second half against the New York Knicks at Amalie Arena on December 31, 2020 in Tampa, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 31: Norman Powell #24 of the Toronto Raptors drives to the basket during the second half against the New York Knicks at Amalie Arena on December 31, 2020 in Tampa, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /
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As the eyes of all NBA fans are firmly grasped by the Finals, the eyes of the NY Knicks‘ front office will be on more than a few players as the start of free agency quickly approaches.

The Knicks are linked to many players every off-season and the fans are always looking for the next superstar that could potentially be on his way to The Garden.

This summer I think the Knicks and fans should focus less of their attention on superstars and more on a great role player in Norman Powell.

NY Knicks: Norman Powell could be a terrific addition

Powell started last season in Toronto where he was averaging around 19 points per game and shooting the ball lights out from three.

With a few weeks left in the season, Powell was traded to the Trailblazers where he would continue his solid play all the way into the playoffs, despite a slight drop-off in efficiency on his new team.

This off-season Powell has a player option and if he decides to test the waters in free agency, the Knicks should be the first team knocking on his door.

Powell has a championship pedigree, winning the 2019 Finals with the Raptors, he is a top-tier three-point shooter and he is a menace on defense.

If the opportunity arises to get his signature, as long as they aren’t paying much more than $20 million a year, the NY Knicks should have no hesitation signing him.