Luca Vildoza Rumors
Ian Begley: To make room for Luca Vildoza on the roster, Jared Harper’s contract will be converted to a two-way deal, per league source.
Bobby Marks: New York was $2.45M below the minimum salary floor and this signing will now push them over. We saw this occur with OKC and Gabriel Deck. Smart concept of targeting an international player now (with $$ that would have been lost) compared to waiting until the offseason.
Luca Vildoza, an Argentinian guard with Baskonia of the Spanish ACB League, has agreed in principle to a four-year, $13.6 million deal with the New York Knicks, his agent, Alex Saratsis of Octagon Sports, told ESPN.
Vildoza, one of the premier playmakers in Europe, will fly to New York once he clears the immigration process. There’s no clear timetable on his arrival this season, based upon immigration, physicals and protocols.
The Knicks had the salary cap space and roster spot to get ahead of summer free agency and secure Vildoza now. Vildoza, 25, would’ve been one of the top available free agent point guards in the 2021 summer marketplace.