New York Knicks: Offseason Review and Updates on What’s Next

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 12: Carmelo Anthony
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 12: Carmelo Anthony /
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ATLANTA, GA – OCTOBER 18: Tim Hardaway Jr.
ATLANTA, GA – OCTOBER 18: Tim Hardaway Jr. /

The Knicks have added quite a few players in free agency such as Tim Hardaway Jr. but they have also lost players such as Justin Holiday.

The Knicks offseason additions have so far been highlighted by the addition of Tim Hardaway Jr. Yes, that guy the Knicks traded to Atlanta back in 2015.

Well, Hardaway is back and Knicks fans should be happy.

The Knicks got Hardaway for $71 million over four years. Hardaway is a solid shooting guard who averaged 14.5 points in 27 minutes per game last season with the Hawks.

Hardaway will most likely take on a starting role for the Knicks this upcoming season.

Hardaway has yet to be an everyday starter in his career, so this will be a first for the 25-year-old.

The Knicks signed Hardaway on the heels of the news that Justin Holiday would be signing with the Bulls.

Holiday was a player who averaged almost 8 points per game but many believed he could turn into a starter for the Knicks. Well, that all went out the window when Holiday took his talents to Chicago and joined the Bulls.

The Knicks also re-signed former Wichita State standout Ron Baker to a two-year, $8.9 million contract. Baker, like Hardaway, is a shooting guard who last season averaged 4.1 points in 16.5 minutes per game.

Baker is a player who could be a very reliable backup in the right system. We saw what he did at Wichita State, leading them to a Final Four and an undefeated regular season in separate years.

If Baker is given opportunities, he will capitalize and Knicks fans will come to love him and his game in the coming years.