The upstart New York Knicks will be looking to upgrade their roster this off-season, and one name seems to have an interest in the team.
Marc Berman of the New York Post reported Monday that the Knicks have a shared interest with free-agent swingman Kelly Oubre. Berman adds that the Knicks are one of the few teams with enough headroom this summer to offer the 25-year-old more than the $ 9.5 million mid-range exceptions.
Former first-round pick Oubre has had a pretty average year at the Golden State Warriors. He scored 15.4 points and 6.0 rebounds per game, up 31.6 percent from three before a wrist injury ended his season prematurely.
The Knicks mainly used RJ Barrett and Reggie Bullock as wingers for much of the season. Bullock is a free agent, while Barrett continues to show improvements in each of his first two seasons in the league and can easily slip into the shooting guard position if Oubre becomes an option.
Oubre seems pretty dubious about returning to Golden State. The Knicks could sell Oubre with more playtime and a bigger role in a much easier-to-navigate Eastern Conference.