Which Long Term Deal Should New York Make?
Just curious what Knick fans think, since it seems that things have quieted down. Let’s assume that we only have one long term deal to offer this summer. Which one you would prefer? This doesn’t mean that New York can’t sign the other players to 1 year deals (save for Sessions), but it does mean they would hit the market as an unrestricted free agent next year. While that doesn’t mean the Knicks couldn’t resign that player next summer, however it comes with some caveats.
First is that they would likely have to get a deal done quickly, because the cap hold would likely be larger than their contract. Secondly if they decide they can’t afford the player, they would have to renounce their rights to get the cap hold released. And finally, as an unrestricted free agent that player wouldn’t have to give the Knicks a chance to match an offer. They could just leave the team without any compensation.
So if you could only pick one offer, which would it be? I tried to approximate their 2011 salary, so you’d get an idea of how much it would cost the Knicks next summer. And remember the offer to Sessions would mean that the Bucks could match.