Go east, younger man.
After a surprisingly good common season however a disappointing first-round trouncing by the Hawks, the Knicks need to retool their roster heading into the 2021-22 season — and that might come by the use of Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton.
The Athletic’s Shams Charania reviews that the Knicks are the “most aggressive” commerce suitor for Sexton. The Athletic’s Jason Lloyd not too long ago reported that Sexton is, in reality, “very out there.”
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Sexton is coming off his greatest offensive season within the Affiliation, averaging 24 factors per recreation on over 47 p.c taking pictures from the ground, and would definitely match the Knicks’ want for good guard play and assist the shortage of offensive manufacturing of their rotation.
The Knicks have been on the lookout for a long-term reply at place to begin guard seemingly since Methuselah walked the Earth. New York obtained a promising effort from Derrick Rose after buying and selling for him this previous season, however Rose is a free agent.
That leaves New York with Immanuel Quickley, Frank Ntilikina and incoming Argentinian Euro hoops star Luca Vildoza as potential choices to start out subsequent season. That, in fact, will not be essentially the most encouraging group, and Sexton could be a transparent and apparent improve over the pack.
Sexton enters the 2021-22 season with one 12 months left on his rookie deal, and it is unlikely that Cleveland would supply him a rookie max deal. The Knicks have additionally been rumored to be doing “homework” on star Path Blazers guard Damian Lillard.
Armed with ample commerce capital in the approaching years and some younger belongings they may half with, the Knicks do have the power to drag off a commerce of this nature.
Now we’ll wait to see whether or not Cleveland bites.