New York Knicks will definitely want to add more star power to their young roster ahead of the 2021-22 season campaign.
The Knicks seek to improve their point guard position by adding a superstar-caliber player, however this will not be Chris Paul, who might opt out of his $44 million final season option.
According to NY Post’s Marc Berman:
“If the Knicks attempt to outbid the Suns for point guard Chris Paul this August, they are at a distinct disadvantage.
According to former Nets executive and ESPN cap guru Bobby Marks, the Suns can offer Paul a four-year deal while the Knicks can’t go past three years because of an obscure “over-38’’ bylaw in the collective bargaining agreement.
Marks predicts the Suns will net Paul with a three-year, $100 million contract if the veteran decides to opt-out of the $44 million final season of his current deal.
If Leon Rose’s Knicks attempt to match the offer, the Suns can add a fourth year.
It was unthinkable Paul would consider opting out of the final season when the 2020-21 campaign began. But after leading the Suns to their first NBA Finals berth since 1993, Paul is reportedly leaning that way.”
Paul may be among the most prolific names in the upcoming free agency, however the Suns will have a huge advantage in case they want to keep him in the team.
Phoenix is two wins away from the NBA title thanks to CP3’s and Devin Booker’s impressive performances in the playoffs.