Knicks Shooting For Big Names This Offseason


The New York Knicks finally made it back to the promised land this past season—the playoffs—and with coach Tom Thibodeau at the helm, and some good young pieces, they're ready to take the next step to respectability this offseason. 

The Knicks have their sights set on re-making their backcourt, with some big names in free agency, and it starts at the point guard position. NBA Insider Bobby Marks reports that if Chris Paul isn't able to come to an agreement on an extension with the Phoenix Suns, the Knicks can "realistically" pull off a CP3 coup. New York is expected to have about $50 million in cap room.

But if they can't pry Chris Paul loose, they will turn their attention to some other big names, starting with basically a CP3 by another name—Kyle Lowry. 

The 2019 NBA champion is looking for upwards of $30 million/year on a new deal, and again, the Knicks would have the cash. The only problem here is that Lowry is committed to winning another championship, ASAP; can the Knicks realistically promise that?

Spencer Dinwiddie is yet another Knicks target, along with Evan Fournier.

Both Lowry and Dinwiddie have many suitors, including the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat, so, as always, the Knicks are facing some stiff competition to spend their free agent dollars. 

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