Go east, younger man.
After a surprisingly good common season however a disappointing first-round trouncing by the Hawks, the Knicks want 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 stories 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 fact, “very available.”
Sexton is coming off his finest offensive season within the Affiliation, averaging 24 factors per recreation on over 47 p.c capturing from the ground, and would definitely match the Knicks’ want for good guard play and assist the dearth 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 received 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, after all, shouldn’t be probably the most encouraging group, and Sexton can be a transparent and apparent improve over the pack.
Sexton enters the 2021-22 season with one yr 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 might half with, the Knicks do have the power to tug off a commerce of this nature.
Now we’ll wait to see whether or not Cleveland bites.