Knicks' Arron Afflalo and Derrick Williams decline options; club could have $30 million in cap space. More here: https://t.co/35cVw67a4W
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) June 21, 2016
This is big news for the Knicks. Afflalo was the source of great frustration for Knicks fans this year, and it’s not at all surprising to see him opt out. He’ll get a raise and a new start. Williams had bright moments for the club, but is easily replaced in his limited bench role. The Knicks can free more space by dealing Kyle O’Quinn and/or Calderon. Calderon could also be stretched to free up a bit of room.
The team can opt to go big game hunting to bag a max player, or sign several quality role players and hold the ammunition for 2017 when sexier names will be available. First up on the agenda, nabbing a draft pick to use on Thursday. Things are moving along….