The Knicks’ 2015/16 season has quickly spiraled out of control and with an overall record of 25-37, the team’s playoff chances appear to be slim at best. One reason for New York’s woeful record has been the performance of the team’s point guards, who have done little to distinguish themselves this campaign. Starter Jose Calderon has looked far older than his 34 years of age while contributing just 7.6 points and 3.4 assists per contest. Backing up Calderon are second-year playmaker Langston Galloway and rookie Jerian Grant, neither of whom appear to be the short-term answer, much less the long-term solution for the team at the one spot.
With 2015/16 all but over for the Knicks, the focus should shift toward finding players who can help the team next season. New York apparently won’t re-sign Jimmer Fredette after his 10-day contract expires at the end of today, which isn’t a surprise given his lackluster track record since entering the NBA and relative ineffectiveness during his brief run with the team. The Knicks will also take a pass on signing Ty Lawson, who’s poised to become a free agent in the wake of his buyout from the Rockets, according to Marc Berman of The New York Post. The Knicks reportedly spoke with the Rockets about trading for Lawson before last month’s deadline, but New York’s playoff hopes have faded since then.
While Lawson reportedly remains a possibility in free agency this summer for the Knicks, the team currently has a specific interest in adding younger players, according to interim coach Kurt Rambis. This raises the possibility that New York could look to ink Ray McCallum, who cleared waivers today following his release from the Spurs, former Trail Blazer Tim Frazier or former Sixer Tony Wroten, whom the team recently met with. New York is more likely to ink McCallum or Frazier than Wroten, according to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News.
This brings me to the topic for today: Which available point guard should the Knicks sign?
Should the Knicks take a chance on Lawson despite the potential baggage he brings with him, or should the team look for younger players it can develop? If the younger route is the one you’re advocating, then whom should the team target and try to develop? Take to the comments section below to share your thoughts and opinions. We look forward to what you have to say.