Post Phil Jackson free agents are dancing around and showing interests to join the New York Knicks.
According to RealGM, Jeff Teague and the New York Knicks are interested in signing with one another. The interest is mutual.
Per Real GM:
The New York Knicks have interest in signing Jeff Teague now that Phil Jackson is out as president.
Last season, at the age of 29, Teague averaged 15.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 7.8 assists (career-high). The 7.8 assists a game is what the Knicks love. With or without Phil Jackson, the team always wanted a pass first point guard because of Kristaps Porzingis and other arising players on the team.
Teague can help this team develop and his presence in New York could be the beginning of the light at the end of the tunnel for the Knicks, giving fans something to smile about.
This report could’ve went the opposite way if Jackson stayed in New York.
Teague didn’t have a lot of respect for the Knicks earlier in the season after calling them out for misplacing Derrick Rose’s game in Jackson’s system.
Teague didn’t like Jackson’s triangle offense because the system didn’t allow Rose and other players to be more aggressive like they usually are. Basically, Teague is saying that the triangle was way too easy for the defense to catch onto. Here’s more:
However, Teague indicated the triangle offense isn’t well-suited for a penetrating point guard like himself and Knicks incumbent Derrick Rose. via Marc Berman
“I never played in the triangle,’’ Teague told The Post before facing the Knicks on Tuesday at the Garden. “I don’t know too much about it – just from guarding it years in the past. So I recognize it.’’
Is it difficult to guard? Teague laughed.
“Not really,’’ Teague said. “I’m not saying you can’t defend it. I think a player like Rose, it gives you a better chance of containing him.”
Since Jackson’s gone, Teague doesn’t have to worry about the triangle and he might be the obvious candidate help groom their new rookie point guard from France, Frank Ntilikina. He will be in the limelight in a few years.
Since Jackson is gone, free agents will be willing to play in New York.
There's a possibility that free agents will consider going to the New York Knicks now.
— Jonathan Bates (@JonathanJBates) June 28, 2017
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