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Could Malcolm Brogdon solve Knicks’ point guard drawback?

There are some Knicks followers who take a look at the team-building course of as one which ought to be targeted solely on the long run, gathering belongings and draft picks to slowly assemble a roster that may sometime contend for one thing. It’s a plan that may be painful to observe every season except for draft evening.

For those that need the Knicks to be a strong, respectable, playoff workforce rather a lot ahead of that, let me introduce you to Pacers point guard Malcolm Brogdon.

The University of Virginia alum averaged 19.1 factors, 5.9 assists and 5.1 rebounds final season. He shot 44.8 p.c total (31.2 p.c from 3) and is a terrific free-throw shooter. Now 29, Brogdon is about to make $22.6 million subsequent season within the closing year of his contract. And based on NBA sources, he’s out there in a commerce for the proper package deal, a risk that has some members of the Knicks entrance office intrigued in the event that they strike out on free agent Jalen Brunson.

It’s true that the Knicks have numerous voices within the entrance office — some would say too many — nevertheless it’s additionally clear that if the Knicks had been capable of land Brogdon for a package deal alongside the traces of Miles McBride, Kemba Walker, Nerlens Noel, a 2022 second-round choose and a 2023 first-round choice they’ve by way of the Mavericks, the 6-foot-5, six-year veteran can be their most geared up beginning point guard since Stephon Marbury.

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