While the Knicks search to fill their void at shooting guard, two viable options have emerged as favorites- Randy Foye and Carlos Delfino.
Six-year veteran Randy Foye has already been reported to have had the “Garden on his favorite’s list“, but is he willing to sign at the veteran’s minimum? If he is, it will be a steal for the Knicks who would add depth at shooting guard as well as another perimeter shooter to their arsenal. The Newark native shot 38.6% from beyond the arc last season, draining more 3-pointers (87) than any other player in the NBA during the second half of the season- which includes Steve Novak who had 85. Known as an average defender, he isn’t a defensive standout, but he’s always excelled at Madison Square Garden where he played in a couple of Big East tournaments with Villanova. On April 25th, Foye played an impressive game in the Garden finishing with 25 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals. So will the Knicks be an attractive destination for Foye, or will he hold out for more elsewhere?
As reports surface that Carlos Delfino is ‘hurt’ the Bucks have not reached out to him, the seven-year veteran seems like a practical pickup for the Knicks who again, need depth at shooting guard. Delfino, who can play small forward and shooting guard, is a solid role player who averaged 9 points, 2.3 assists, and 3.9 rebounds per game with the Milwaukee Bucks last season- and that was while playing through a sports hernia. Along with Delfino, comes defense and 3-point shooting. As an agressive lock-down defender, the Argentinian would be a great fill for the recovering Iman Shumpert. Able to hit the outside shot, he would also stretch the floor, shooting 36% from downtown last season. But what gives the Knicks an edge over other remaining interested teams, is Pablo Prigioni. The 35-year old point guard will play in the NBA for the first time this season with the Knicks, and what better way to make yourself feel comfortable than to recruit your unrestricted free agent Argentinian teammate, Carlos Delfino. While Delfino’s on the Knicks radar, there’s been no confirmation of anything in the works just yet, and again, he would have to be willing to take the veterean’s minimum.
Knicks fans, who would be a better fit in New York?