It's been a while since the New York Knicks were relevant around the NBA, at least for good reasons. Now, on their first year under coach Tom Thibodeau, they look poised to put an end to their playoff drought.
The Knicks have been one of the most pleasant surprises of the season thus far. They've established a defensive identity and the team has shown capable of competing vs. any team night in and night out.
And, while they're still years away from being a legit championship contender, it's nice to see that they've finally put it together and are building a strong foundation for the future of one of the most popular franchises in the world.
New York Knicks Could Trade For Terry Rozier Or Lonzo Ball
Nonetheless, that doesn't mean that the Knicks are satisfied just yet. If anything, they're still trying to improve their roster right now, and have made it a priority to add a starting-caliber point guard. According to Marc Berman of The New York Post, they've identified Terry Rozier and Lonzo Ball as their targets:
"As electric as rookie Immanuel Quickley has been, they still think he could be a sixth-man stud or start as an off-the-ball guard in the right alignment. He’s not viewed as an elite playmaker. That is why the Knicks have always kept an eye on Hornets point guard Terry Rozier and young Pelicans playmaker Lonzo Ball (who would probably be more of a summer transaction)," Berman said.
Needless to say, it would make more sense for them to go after Lonzo Ball, who's already an elite playmaker and defensive stud and won't be as expensive as Terry Rozier, a scoring guard with little upside.
Whatever the case may be, it seems like the New York Knicks are for real this time and it's only a matter of time before they become a prime destination for free agents again. And let's face it: Who wouldn't want to play in the Madison Square Garden?