The New York Knicks aren’t big game hunting in free agency, but the rumors about players like Mario Hezonja and Trevor Booker are still there.
The New York Knicks have a plan this offseason when it comes to free agency. They’re sticking to one-year deals, so they don’t compromise their cap room in 2019.
Just because they won’t be chasing LeBron James doesn’t mean the Knicks aren’t after other free agents. It’s mainly names like Mario Hezonja, Trevor Booker, Anthony Tolliver and Amir Johnson who are being thrown around.
According to Marc Berman of The New York Post, the Knicks are so invested in Hezonja that they’ve made an offer to the former top-five pick. Per Berman, if Hezonja takes a portion of New York’s midlevel exception than the Michael Beasley era is likely over in New York.
Like Hezonja, Tolliver is reportedly also looking for multiple years on his deal. This could cause New York to move away from both players. But according to ESPN’s Ian Begley, other team’s executives believe the Knicks are Hezonja’s top choice.
Begley also reported that New York is one of the teams to reach out to veteran big man Johnson. After a disappointing 2017-18 season with the Sixers, the Knicks should be able to pick him up for a one year deal. They’ll also have competition for him from both L.A. teams: Lakers and Clippers.
Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype is reporting that New York is one of four suitors for former Brooklyn Net Trevor Booker. The Knicks will have to compete with playoff teams Minnesota, Houston, and San Antonio for his services.