2. SG Terrence Ross
Unlike Green, Terrence Ross likely wouldn’t see the floor much (if at all) if the Knicks signed him. While Ross may still be a decent role player, his inconsistencies and shoot first, ask questions later mentality make it hard for a top-tier team to give him a real role. Despite this, Ross could still be a fine addition to the Knicks, taking up Evan Fournier’s role once he’s eventually traded.
Last season, Ross averaged 8.3 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game, shooting 43.0% from the field and 36.8% from deep on 4.1 attempts. These are solid numbers, but his lack of defense and inconsistencies are likely a turn-off to many NBA teams. This would help explain why he remains unsigned in late August.
However, Ross could still make for a nice depth piece for New York. He wouldn’t see the floor often, but his veteran presence and ability to catch fire on the court could sometimes be very valuable.
Whether or not the Knicks trade Fournier, they should look into signing some extra wing depth. If they opt to do this, Ross could be their best option left. His bright personality would be a welcome addition to the Knicks bench.