New York Knicks: 3 options for the Knicks if they miss on Durant and Kyrie

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Sign Klay Thompson to a max contract, trade for Anthony Davis and sign him to an extension.

The Knicks are one of the worst three point shooting teams in the NBA, and struggle from the field in general.

One way to fix that? Acquire guys who can shoot the basketball. Seems so simple right?

Well, the current Knicks roster doesn’t really have any shooters, and that’s one of the main reasons why they should sign Klay Thompson and trade for Anthony Davis this offseason.

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While the likelihood of this scenario is admittedly pretty slim, it still is realistic enough to have even the possibility of happening.

First, let’s start with Thompson. He’s widely considered one of the best 3 point shooters in the league (if not all time), and can score from virtually anywhere on the floor.

He’s averaging 22.5 points per game this year as the third scoring option on the Golden State Warriors. Could you imagine if he was the top scoring option on the Knicks?

Thompson is also a very good defender, something the Knicks also need very much.

He would obviously command a max contract, especially to leave a team like the Warriors, but the Knicks have enough room to sign him with the financial flexibility they have created for themselves.

And then there’s Anthony Davis.

The upcoming 2020 free agent is one of the best players in the entire NBA. He can score on anyone and from many places on the floor, and is also annually among the leaders in blocks and blocks per game in the league.

With being so talented on both sides of the ball, his prowess would be extremely beneficial to the Knicks.

He’s still pretty young, too, as he just turned 26 years old on March 11th.

Davis wants out of New Orleans and the Knicks are toward the top of his list of preferred destinations. Would the Knicks be able to swing a trade for him?

I outlined a trade the Knicks could do before this year’s NBA trade deadline, so they could probably try something similar to that try and land the star big man.

While the Knicks would certainly have to include their first round pick for this season, it would be worth it to try and potentially pair Davis with Thompson.

The two of them working together would be able to tear apart the Eastern Conference for years to come.