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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NY Knicks: Norman Powell is a knockdown shooter

Another reason the NY Knicks should look to sign Norman Powell is his shooting and scoring ability.

Powell is known as one of the better three-point shooters in the league and we all know that is something desperately needed in New York. Not to mention he fits great next to Barrett at the two and three positions respectively.

Before being traded to the Trailblazers this season, Powell was shooting a blistering 44% from beyond the arc and he finished the season averaging 41%, top-30 in the league, and the same 3-point percentage as Julius Randle for comparison.

In the 2019-20 season, Powell finished top-50 in the NBA in spot-up shooting, shooting 47% on spot-up shots according to NBA Advanced Stats.

Powell has shot at least 45% from the field and 40% from three each of the last three seasons.

The playoff series against the Hawks helped prove the Knicks need more knock-down three-point shooters and Powell is exactly that.

He’s not necessarily a dynamic player on offense but he’s most definitely a bucket-getter and one who scores on great efficiency. The Knicks already have players who can create, now they need players who will make shots.

Powell would provide a shooting threat on the wing as Randle drives in and draws defenders.

Too often this season Randle would kick the ball to an open shooter and they’d miss the three, with Powell that wouldn’t be a worry.