1. PF/C JaMychal Green
If signed, there’s a real chance we’ll see JaMychal Green become the new backup power forward for the Knicks. Isaiah Roby may be younger and a fine player, however, Green is a far better fit on both sides of the ball. Not only does Green have a more versatile offensive game, but he’s also a much better defender than Roby.
In 57 games last season, Green averaged 6.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 0.9 assists per game, shooting 54% from the field and 37.8% from three on 1.9 attempts. While it may not be on a high volume, Green is a rather efficient scorer and would be a great addition to the Knicks, regardless of if he plays often or not.
The Knicks have needed a genuine floor spacer at the four for quite some time now. While Green may be getting up there in age, he is still a good shooter and has been historically. Entering the 2023-24 season, all the Knicks would need him to do is shoot the ball and play any amount of defense to be an improvement over what they previously had.
If New York wishes to be serious about contending next season, they cannot be running Roby at the backup power forward position. While Green wouldn’t magically solve all of the team’s problems, he’d be a heck of a better player not only statistically, but he’d be a better fit as well.