There isn’t a very clear picture as to what the blueprint should be for the New York Knicks’ upcoming offseason. While there isn’t typically much consensus among fans and pundits as to what the “correct” offseason game plan is, this summer seems particularly… unexciting?
Of course, that can all change the second a star player requests a trade. But going off of what we know for sure (the free agent class) there isn’t a ton of potential big splashes out there.
A few potential big names such as Jalen Brunson have certainly been floated around, but not only is this free agent class weaker, but the Knicks aren’t in any sort of slam-dunk position to spend money and they could explore some cheaper roster upgrades.
Could the New York Knicks explore some “discount” point guard options?
There are so many different directions that the Knicks could go at point guard. After last season’s shortcomings of Kemba Walker and Alec Burks, something will change.
In all honesty, my preference would be to just rock with Immanuel Quickley and Derrick Rose as the point guards and really see what Quickley is made of in his pivotal third season as a pro. However, bringing in another veteran option could potentially make sense.
I understand how that could be triggering for some New York fans. This idea of “low risk/high reward” cheaper players all sounds good until Thomas Thibodeau forces them to play well beyond their limitations. You don’t want to bring in a vet to play 30 minutes a game, but rather, for them to play a small role and actually help the team improve.
At point guard, the Knicks have sorely missed a player who can help orchestrate the offense and get people in position for easy buckets. Here are a few of the point guards they could look at.