New York Knicks
A point guard is atop the New York Knicks’ wish list this offseason and with good reason. They have had a carousel of players starting for them at point guard for more than a decade and this offseason will present them with a chance to change that. However, it is not their only need.
The Knicks need to add some more firepower alongside Julius Randle and RJ Barrett. While the team is an elite defensive unit, they could not keep up with the Atlanta Hawks when it mattered most in the playoffs.
While Tom Thibodeau wants defensive-conscious players, adding someone such as Buddy Hield would help take the Knicks to another level.
Hield would be the extra scoring option the team needs when things slow down in the halfcourt. He has proven that he can get his shot but is also improving as a playmaker for others.
Hield’s sheer volume of 3-point shooting would open things up greatly for the Knicks’ offense. Last season Reggie Bullock led the team with 2.5 makes out of 6.1 attempts per game. Hield averaged 4.0 makes on 10.2 attempts and for his career has knocked down 3.0 out of 7.4 attempts per game.
A sharpshooter like that would help the Knicks’ offensive efficiency immensely. And, if there is anyone that can get him to turn things around defensively, it is Thibodeau.