NBA trade rumors have increased in intensity, sometimes wildly swinging off-base. But those swirling around which point guards the New York Knicks must pursue blink most visibly on our rumor radar. What gives?
At this point, the New York Knicks has a rich opportunity to finally make a move right before the 2015 NBA trade deadline. The NBA has a long list of available guards that the Knicks can get right now, given that those in the front office have expressed a more serious interest in strengthening the team’s backcourt. But the most important question, given that time is running out, is where should the Knicks look?
New York Knicks is widely considered to have enough talent to actually make it to the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference, but based on its performance, it lacks the firepower to make this happen. But a few masterstroke from Phil Jackson could suddenly change the team’s trajectory—possibly for the long term.
According to the DailyKnicks, among the available point guards that may hugely benefit the Knicks include Jamal Crawford of the Long Angeles Clippers, Jarrett Jack of the Brooklyn Nets, Brandon Jennings of the Detroit Pistons, Ty Lawson of the Houstin Rockets, Kevin Martin of the Minnesota Timberwolves, and the currently free agent Tony Wroten.
Most of the mentioned guards have expiring contracts, yet each has his own strength and stats that could provide an interesting mix for the Knicks’ backcourt strength. Jennings, for example, has been linked to the Knicks as a high potential acquisition. While Ty Lawson of the Rockets is considered by fans and experts to be one of the best available players in the NBA today. His sheer dynamism and quickness in the open court, as well as his seeming tirelessness in running the pick-and-roll can provide the numbers. In any case, Phil Jackson making the right choices at this point can turn the tables hugely in the team’s favor.
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