While the New York Knicks are preparing for their first offseason under President Leon Rose, it seems to have already a free agent in the financial potential viewfinder.
The Knicks have a young core that is currently built around shooting guard RJ Barrett and center Mitchell Robinson. They also have multiple choices for first-round drafts in 2020 and plenty of space for short and long term caps.
According to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes, the Knicks should be interested in speeding up the rebuilding by signing the potential free agent DeMar DeRozan this summer.
“DeRozan declining his option wouldn’t close the door on him re-signing with the Spurs, sources said, but it would definitely open an avenue for a team like the New York Knicks, who are expected to be interested.”
It remains possible that DeRozan could accept his player’s option or sign up again with the Spurs, but the opportunity to sign an All-Star could arise in New York.
This season, the 30-year-old is averaging 22.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 5.6 assists per game.