NY Knicks: A Way Too Early Prediction of NY’s Small Forward Depth chart

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Dwayne Bacon figures to round out the SF Depth chart for the NY Knicks

So here’s where things get a little tricky.

As mentioned in my previous article detailing what the Knicks’ Shooting Guard rotation could look like, we could very well see Knicks’ rookie Quentin Grimes in this spot.

But if the roster shapes out the way I see it happening, I think we’ll get Dwayne Bacon here at the 3rd string Small Forward spot.

Bacon is a former 2nd round pick from the 2017 NBA Draft and many believed he slipped and was deserving of being a 1st round selection.

The former Florida State Seminole spent his first 3 seasons in the league with Charlotte and last season with Orlando.

When he was drafted, current Knicks’ point guard, Kemba Walker, took a liking to Bacon and the two still have a good relationship to this day.

Bacon’s signing may have more to do with Kemba than we all think.

He’s a good on-ball defender with a propensity to score the rock, and being that he’s 6’7 he could realistically back up the 2, 3, or even the 4 if the Knicks wanted to go with more of a small-ball approach with the 3rd unit.

But for argument’s sake, let’s just pencil him into the 3rd-string 3 and call it a day.

As detailed by Marc Berman of the NY Post, Bacon is no sure thing to make the 15-man roster, but considering that when given the opportunity last season, he played in all 72 games for the Magic and averaged nearly 11 points per game, he’s one of the strongest options the Knicks could have for their 3rd unit.

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