Report: Knicks interested in signing Dwight Buycks
After a five day stretch to start free agency in which the Knicks only managed to re-sign second year guard Ron Baker, New York has finally come alive in free agency. After signing their own former player, Tim Hardaway, Jr. to a whopping 4 year, $71 million offer sheet, the Knicks now may be in the market for another guard.
Sources: Knicks have expressed interest in signing Dwight Buycks. Buycks impressed NYK in SL, where he averaged 17.8 PPG & 4.2 APG for DAL.
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) July 7, 2017
Buycks has bounced around from the NBA, to the D-league, and most recently played in China for the Fujian Sturgeons. His last NBA game came with the Toronto Raptors during the 2013-14 season.
New York has been in the market for a veteran point guard to tutor rookie lottery pick Frank Ntilikina. They were rumored to be interested in the services of Rajon Rondo and Shelvin Mack, but if the Atlanta Hawks decline to match New York’s offer sheet for Tim Hardaway, Jr., the Knicks will have under $800k in salary cap going forward, thus putting those players out of their price range.
The Knicks could however, trade incumbent starting shooting guard Courtney Lee, which would put them back in the fold to land the aforementioned veterans. But for now, it looks like the Knicks’ plan is to go cheap, and signing Buycks certainly fits under that category.