New York Knicks: Debating the offseason point guard landscape

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New York Knicks (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Another offseason approaches in which the New York Knicks will be searching for a point guard. We’ll take a look at the names who could be available.

It may not be the end of the 2020-2021 campaign, but that means little for the New York Knicks.

The upcoming offseason represents another tide of change as they climb (or crawl) their way out of one of the league’s longest rebuilds in history. They’ve fired longtime front office executive Steve Mills, brought in Leon Rose to lead the charge, and made a decision to retain Scott Perry.

All these moves are just the groundwork for what could be a long summer for the Knicks. They’re walking into the summer with max contract levels of cap space and two first-round picks.

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But the one question everyone’s asking is if this will be the summer they land their point guard. After striking out on Emmanuel Mudiay, Dennis Smith Jr, and (nearly) Frank Ntilikina, they have another opportunity at grabbing a young and upcoming name in the draft.

And ironically enough, fans would probably be more surprised if they did take a point guard in the draft. The free agency class and trade market represent likelier options for New York, and they’re being tied to a plethora of floor generals ahead of the upcoming summer.

As Knicks fans brace themselves for another summer shrouded in question, a look at the point guard landscape. Which names are realistic? Which are unlikely fits in New York?