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.
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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.