Knicks followers have an interest to see what new group president Leon Rose’s first offseason will seem like, particularly in terms of the 2020 NBA Draft. However Rose may additionally need to make a splash with a blockbuster commerce to convey a confirmed participant to the Huge Apple.
SNY’s Ian Begley has introduced up Chris Paul up to now as a veteran level guard the Knicks might undoubtedly take into account if the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder need to commerce him. However how a few former teammate of his?
Begley is listening to that “some brokers who signify prime level guard free brokers” assume the Knicks might be all for a commerce for former MVP PG Russell Westbrook.
The Rockets would, after all, need to make him accessible. If that have been to occur, Westbrook did make it recognized that New York can be a spot he’d wish to play when the Thunder started speaking to groups in regards to the commerce that in the end landed him in Houston.
Westbrook would definitely repair the Knicks’ level guard state of affairs, and as Begley factors out, his drive to be nice in addition to his work ethic can be good for the younger gamers to emulate.
The Knicks can be taking up an enormous contract if a deal of this caliber would undergo. Westbrook is owed $132 million nonetheless on his contract over the following three seasons. Begley suggests the Knicks would most likely ask Houston for an additional asset as a result of they’d be taking up such a deal.
It could look like a longshot, as James Harden and Westbrook appeared to mesh effectively with one another of their first season collectively. Houston won’t need to break that up.
However with a brand new group president in Rose, who’s making an attempt to get the Knicks again to the place they as soon as have been and ended the dropping drought, he could also be keen to coerce the Rockets into sending a perennial All-Star to New York to guide the franchise.