As the Knicks’ 2015/16 season winds down, the focus turns to the offseason and a number of roster decisions that the team will need to make. Kevin Seraphin, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent, Derrick Williams, who has a player option for next season valued at $4.598MM, and Langston Galloway, who can become a restricted free agent, all hope to return to the Knicks next season, Tommy Beer of Basketball Insiders relays. When asked about his intentions regarding his option, Williams said, “I haven’t really thought about it. I love playing here. It’s amazing. It might not have ended the way we wanted it to, but you can tell that city is starving for victories and a winning team. I love it here. I really don’t want to say ‘yes’ or ‘no.’ There is always the option of, even if I opt out, to come back and re-sign. There [are] plenty of different options and I’m excited and looking forward to it.”
Seraphin, 26, noted that it took him some time to adapt to his new team, but added that he loves the bond he has formed with his teammates, Beer adds. “We will see what’s going on, because it still is a business,” Seraphin said about a potential return to the Knicks in 2016/17. “I don’t like to address that stuff too much because we never know what’s going to happen.”
Here’s more from New York:
- Galloway, who needs to play just two minutes in tonight’s game to trigger starter criteria, says his clear preference is to re-sign with the Knicks, Beer relays in the same piece. “I definitely want to come back,” Galloway said. “I’m just hoping they want me to come back. Hopefully I’ll be back and see you guys next year. It’s been a great experience being here. I’m definitely excited to see what happens the rest of the summer. I think I’ve showcased what I can do, and I think the Knicks have seen what I can do. I’m just going to try and improve my game.”
- The Knicks are still talking about implementing the triangle offense two years after Phil Jackson was hired as team president, which illustrates that the experiment with the system has failed and it’s time to move on, writes Mike Lupica of the New York Daily News.
- It doesn’t appear that New York plans on scrapping the triangle offense anytime soon, as the team intends to target players who fit the system this offseason, Stefan Bondy of The New York Daily News relays. “It shouldn’t be a balance [between finding players to fit a system and building a system around the players]. It’s whatever decision you want to make,” interim coach Kurt Rambis said. “The decision with management is to get players who fit into the system. Neither way is wrong. It’s about your mindset and what you want to do. And I think the whole process has been to get players who we feel will fit into the system. No team stays pat except the exceptional teams. Everybody is trying to improve and find ways to get better. Naturally, we’ll be one of those teams.”