The New York Knicks are searching for a veteran point guard to help mentor rookie Frank Ntilikina and have turned to the trade market in hopes of finding one, according to a report by the New York Post.
The Knicks only have $1.5 million left in cap space to use on a free-agent point guard, so acting president Steve Mills has been making calls to see who is available.
The New York Post is reporting that the Knicks have inquired about former Charlotte Hornets guard Ramon Sessions and the Phoenix Suns’ Eric Bledsoe.
Per The New York Post:
According to a source, the Knicks are among a multitude of teams that have inquired about 31-year-old Ramon Sessions, who played for the Hornets last season.
A source also told The Post the Knicks inquired about Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe, whom Jeff Hornacek coached in Phoenix. Bledsoe is 27 with two years and $29 million left on his pact. The Knicks don’t have many trade chips except a future first-round pick and starting shooting guard Courtney Lee.
The Knicks renounced the rights to Derrick Rose and don’t have the money to re-sign him or Rajon Rondo, who was rumored to be on New York’s radar.
The main goal the Knicks’ brass wants to accomplish next season is furthering the development of their young core, led by Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr., Willy Hernangomez and Ntilikina.
Earning a low playoff seed is not the primary objective, per the Post.