New York Knicks: Why Kemba Walker can transform NY’s offense

Kemba Walker, NY Knicks (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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Kemba Walker, New York Knicks. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images) /

The New York Knicks are going to have a brand new look to their offense with Kemba Walker and Evan Fournier.

Last season, under new head coach Tom Thibodeau, New York constructed an entirely new culture that seemed like an overnight makeover.

It was a massive transformation. From being what was once described as a “rudderless roster” to becoming a focused team that fought its way to the 4th in the Eastern Conference and into the organization’s 1st playoff berth in 8 years.

After the team’s first taste of success, they went out and upgraded the roster. Knicks management brought back their core roster while adding some significant new pieces.

New York Knicks: Kemba Walker’s value

Of course, there is some, albeit minimal, weirdo-energy from a few people about the Kemba Walker signing. You may hear some kind of “classic New York Knicks signing an over-the-hill star” takes.

Let’s be clear, had the Knicks absorbed Kemba Walker’s 2-years, 72 million dollar contract, then there could be some very justified qualms with the signing.

However, New York simply added Kemba for around 9 million per year, which for a 4-time All-Star,  31-year-old point guard who posted 19.3 points and 4.9 assists per game, is a steal. Landing a New York native is always going to create a ton of buzz in NYC.

Walker signed his contract earlier today. The team, and New Yorkers, have been expressing their excitement all day with hype videos.

The value isn’t just in the contract. Kemba Walker could not have found a more ideal landing spot, for both himself and the organization.

It’s a match that is beneficial for both the player and the team. First, let’s take a look at Kemba’s recent seasons: His health, the numbers he’s put up, and just how high a level of player the NY Knicks are getting.