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.