New York Knicks Rumors
Oubre will likely seek upward of $20 million in average annual salary on the open market, and there should be plenty of suitors. Several Spurs players appear eager to land Oubre in San Antonio, according to league sources. He could slide into DeMar DeRozan’s spot on the wing as a lower-usage, defensive piece who fits the young Spurs’ timeline. Tom Thibodeau is also said to have an interest in bringing Oubre, among other veteran players, to New York.
Despite the changes, the roster still features NBA talent headlined by RJ Barrett and Andrew Wiggins. Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Lugentz Dort, Cory Joseph, Trey Lyles, Mychal Mulder and Dwight Powell will also represent the NBA on the roster. Trae Bell-Haynes, Anthony Bennett, Aaron Doornekamp, Melvin Ejim, Andrew Nembhard and Andrew Nicholson round out the 19 player roster.
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Although he played in only three games, Dinwiddie hasn’t suffered any setbacks in his rehab process and is one of the top point guards available in free agency this offseason. Before suffering the injury in late December, he was coming off a 2019-20 where he averaged a career high 20.6 points and 6.8 assists. According to ProFitX, he outplayed his $9.9 million contract in that season by $17 million. Dinwiddie’s options could be tied to the futures of Kyle Lowry and Dennis Schroder. If the two players sign with Miami and Chicago for example, Dinwiddie could be staring at the Knicks as the only team that has both cap space and a need at point guard.
Of course, the Knicks could also look to package those picks in a trade for a star player. Including this draft, New York has five first-round picks in the next three drafts. So the club has plenty of draft capital to use in a trade. If a star like Damian Lillard somehow becomes available via trade, New York would have to offer that draft capital in any trade conversations with Portland.
Several opposing teams with picks near New York’s feel the same way. “I can’t see them carrying three rookies on the roster (next year),” a member of an opposing organization said this week. What could the Knicks get if they packaged No. 19, No. 21 and No. 32? “That would probably get you into the top eight, depending on what happens (during Tuesday’s lottery),” one opposing exec said, speculating on the potential trade.
Another name will have to be removed from the list of free agents this summer in EuroLeague, as Sergio Llull has, according to Carlos Sanchez Blas, extended his contract with Real Madrid for another season. According to the same report, the two sides agreed on the deal a long time ago and Llull will enter his 15th season with the White as the team captain.