The New York Knicks could use a player like Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.
If the New York Knicks want to become a playoff contender, they still another wing player to help out both Tim Hardaway Jr. and Kristaps Porzingis.
Stefon Bondy of the NY Daily News (h/t Bleacher Report) is reporting that the Knicks are interested in possibly going after Los Angeles Lakers’ forward Kentavious Caldwell-Pope this coming summer in free agency.
As the Knicks plot out their future during this downtrending season, a particular mold of player remains a priority for the front office, according to sources: an athletic wing.
One of that ilk who has piqued New York’s interest is Lakers forward Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who will be an unrestricted free agent in the summer. Caldwell-Pope certainly fits the ideal at just 24 years old with potential as an elite perimeter defender. He does carry some baggage, however, after serving a jail sentence this season for violating probation.
Caldwell-Pope has been averaging 13.7 points, 2.1 assists and 4.8 rebounds per game so far this season. The 24 year-old has been a nice addition for the Lakers this season and has helped a very young roster raise their play at times.
The Knick won’t have a lot of cap space, so as long as they’re able to get KCP at a bargain price, it would be a good move for them.
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