The New York Knicks have been surrounded by multiple NBA rumors this offseason mostly due to the fact that they have massive cap space. After decades of dissapointment, the franchise is looking to turn things around with a new coaching staff led by Tom Thibodeau. With room to acquire huge contracts, Knicks will be looking to lure some star free-agents, which can help their playoff push in the Eastern conference.
According to Ian Begley, the New York Knicks were planning to sign Carmelo Anthony last year had they signed Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant in free agency. As per NBA rumors this offseason, the possibility of Carmelo returning to the Big Apple increases significantly with a potential arrival of Chris Paul.
However, regardless of the Chris Paul trade, the organisation still believes in Carmelo Anthony as a free agent prospect. The fact that Carmelo's former agent Leon Rose is the current President of New York Knicks only impacts this situation in a positive manner.
NBA Rumors: New York Knicks keeping an eye on multiple free-agents
One of the players, many believe that New York Knicks can consider is Christian Wood as a top free-agent target. The organisation has also been linked to Fred VanVleet this offseason and as per the NBA rumors have a very good chance of landing him. Another player with high interest in the Knicks front office is sharpshooter Joe Harris. As per SNY sources, NBA's most valuable franchise was ready to trade for Harris prior to the deadline in the 2019-20 season.
A big factor in the New York Knicks' offseason would be the decisions surrounding their trade assets, namely Taj Gibson, Bobby Portis, Elfrid Payton, Wayne Ellington, and Reggie Bullock. As per sources, The Knicks have considered scenarios where they pick up the option for Payton and retain Bullock.
NBA Rumors: LA Lakers could lose both Kyle Kuzma and Danny Green
The reigning champions, LA Lakers are looking to strengthen their roster for the next season in hopes of completing a repeat. As per NBA rumors this offseason, the organisation is looking at Kyle Kuzma and Danny Green as potential trade assets.
New York Knicks fans should keep an eye on Kyle Kuzma and Danny Green as per the latest NBA rumors. Ever since the LA Lakers won the champions, the duo has been mentioned in multiple trade scenarios. According to sources, there isn’t a consensus among decision-makers in the LA Lakers organization about signing Kyle Kuzma to a contract extension. While Ian Begley also talked about Danny Green in his latest piece,
"Something to keep an eye on: per sources, the Lakers will discuss Danny Green trades with teams that have interest. It’s unclear if the Knicks would consider taking on Green’s deal, but they would have the cap space to absorb it f they decline the options they have on some of their veteran players. "
Among the latest NBA rumors, the one that shook the basketball world was regarding Russell Westbrook desire to leave Houston Rockets. Ever since that report came out, New York Knicks have been touted as one of the leading candidates to acquire the former league MVP.
The New York Knicks' offseason is going to be a very interesting one, after routinely missing out on the playoffs, the decisions the new front office makes in the next few days could impact the Eastern conference in a major way.
Published 15 Nov 2020, 02:06 IST