The New York Knicks are in a pickle after signing back-up point guard Ron Baker to a two-year, $8.9 million deal. New York only has $1.5 million left in cap space to sign another player. However, they can clear cap by trading away Carmelo Anthony.
While the Knicks are in quest on trading Melo, they are reportedly also looking for veteran point guards to help out their new rookie guard Frank Ntilikina.
According to the New York Post, the Knicks have made calls about former Charlotte Hornets guard Ramon Sessions and the Phoenix Suns’ Eric Bledsoe.
Per New York Post:
According to a source, the Knicks are among a multitude of teams that have inquired about 31-year-old Ramon Sessions, who played for the Hornets last season.
A source also told The Post the Knicks inquired about Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe, whom Jeff Hornacek coached in Phoenix. Bledsoe is 27 with two years and $29 million left on his pact. The Knicks don’t have many trade chips except a future first-round pick and starting shooting guard Courtney Lee.
The Knicks clearly NEED scoring. Inquiring about Eric Bledsoe is not a bad idea, who averaged 21.1 points and 6.3 assists per game.
Since there are no reports about bringing back their former point guard Derrick Rose, it’s clear New York is looking for a change in the backcourt.
Stay tuned for updates.