According to a source close to the Clippers guard, Newark native Randy Foye is interested in the New York Knicks. Foye, who’s consistently excelled in the World’s most famous arena, has the “Garden on his favorites list.” The 6-year veteran is now among free agents, Ray Allen, Lamar Odom and Steve Nash who’ve expressed interest in landing in New York.
Now that the Knicks have gotten the early-bird rights decision they were hoping for, at least for now, they have a $3 million mid-level exception to work with- which makes signing Randy Foye realistic. ”He will have multiple offers at that amount and more annually. New York would be a great fit for both [playing and financial reasons],” the source told ESPN NY.
The East Side High School alumni has played exceptionally well at Madison Square Garden, beginning with his days at Villanova playing in Big East Tournaments. Believe it or not, Foye also out shot Steve Novak from the 3-point line in the second half of the season with 87 3′s as opposed to Novak’s 5. He could be a perfect temporary replacement at starting shooting guard for the injured Iman Shumpert, and when he returns, a great role player that brings consistent long range shooting- something the Knicks struggled with last season.
Free agency starts Sunday, and Randy Foye is now on the Knicks radar.