The New York Knicks are in the midst of a resurgence.
Currently, the team is 37-29 and sits fourth in the Eastern Conference.
While they obviously won’t be contending for a title any time soon, the front office is laying the groundwork for future success.
As part of that, the organization is scouting for supporting players that could be added to improve the existing nucleus that is in place.
According to Ian Begley of SNY, the Knicks have their eye on one specific Los Angeles Laker for this.
Dennis Schroder. Yes, the same guy who just had a memorable run-in with New York’s other basketball team.
“But another lead guard on the Knicks’ schedule this week bears watching: Dennis Schroder,” he wrote. “Schroder is among the players on New York’s radar as the club looks ahead to free agency, SNY has learned.”
Schroder is presently in the last year of his four-year, $70 million contract, which he signed with the Atlanta Hawks back in 2017.
Thus far, his contract negotiations with the Lakers on an extension have been pretty rough.
So far this year he is averaging 15.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 5.3 assists through 50 games played.
Just give LaMelo Rookie of the Year now. https://t.co/jyuEfUi2x4
— Game 7 (@game7__) April 8, 2021
Will the Knicks ultimately be able to steal him away come this offseason?
Time will tell.
Charles Kruger has been credentialed to cover two Super Bowls, four NBA Finals, and one World Series. A 20-year veteran in the sports world, he has sources spanning the NBA, MLB, NFL, UFC and NASCAR. Currently residing in Los Angeles, Calif., he is Game 7’s go-to source for rumors surrounding the Lakers, Clippers and Dodgers.