3. PF Isaiah Roby
Despite not playing a game for the Knicks last season after signing with the team, the door has been opened for Isaiah Roby to get some run with New York following the Obi Toppin trade. Is he the best fit? No, but neither was Toppin and if the Knicks can’t find a new backup power forward, he may be forced into the rotation.
Throughout his four-year career, Roby has averaged 7.7 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game while shooting 48.5% from the field and 35.1% from three on 1.8 attempts. The main thing that’s held Roby back has been a lack of defense and poor situations with some of his former teams.
Roby will likely never be a big minutes guy for any team’s rotation. However, it certainly seems as if he can provide valuable minutes as his offensive skillset could work well with the right players on the floor.
Summer League will be the best chance for Roby to prove this. If not, then his time in the league could be cut short. Fans should still be confident in the 24-year-old’s ability to show what he can do on offense. If he pans out, the Knicks may have found themselves an incredibly cheap replacement for Toppin.