Reacting to Hoops Habit’s 5 Knicks free agent targets

NY Knicks, RJ Barrett (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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Houston Rockets, John Wall
John Wall, Houston Rockets. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) – New York Knicks /

Reacting to John Wall as a Knicks free agent target

John Wall is one of two players on this list who plays point guard. And since both point guard suggestions are not stars or even young promising players, they prove to be nothing more than another short-term piece. Ah, the quick fix Knicks point guard, a tale as old as time.

Despite admitting that Wall is a “shell of his former self,” Simone thinks that the current Houston Rocket can still come to New York and fulfill a role as the “dynamic [player they have] desperately wanted for years.”

For that, I have two words; Kemba Walker. He was a low-risk high reward signing who very quickly proved to be the former, outside of one admittedly impressive week.

Yes, the Knicks need a point guard as always but what they need most is a stable point guard. Having a competent and consistent player at the position is just one of the self-created problems New York continues to ignore.

Wall is clearly a guy looking to prove he still has game. But, that game consists of lost explosiveness and inefficient mid-range chucking.

I don’t think that Wall raises New York’s ceiling and granted I don’t think that he raises the floor either (he probably lowers both).

Not only do I think Wall shouldn’t be a target, I think he should be avoided like the plague by the Knicks, even if he’s bought out and doesn’t bring his $47 million salary for 2022-23 with him via trade. No more “star” chasing. New York can’t afford Walker part 2.