San Antonio Spurs: 3 threats to sign DeRozan this summer

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The Knicks will have even more cap space than the San Antonio Spurs

Finally, much like the Spurs, the New York Knicks will be one of the few teams in the league to have well over $40 million in cap space this offseason, and possibly even over $50 million. Being that the free-agent market is relatively dry and the Knicks are in need of more balanced scoring and facilitating, DeRozan could be a good option for them.

By now, rumors of DeRozan wanting to return to the Eastern Conference, and more specifically talk of him joining the Knicks, have been circulating around NBA communities for a long while now. While the Knicks are by far most in need of a point guard, DeRozan would not be as bad of a fit on the Knicks as many fans make him out to be.

While the Knicks ended up toward the bottom of the league in three-point shots attempted, they finished tied for second in the league in team three-point percentage at 39.2%, only trailing the Clippers. If the Knicks were to progressively shoot more threes and remain even close to that efficient, DeRozan would likely not hurt their floor spacing too much.

The Knicks also ended the regular season as the second worst facilitating team in the league, averaging only 21.4 assists per game as a team. While, again, this issue could be dramatically improved with the addition of a good point guard, it would certainly not be a bad thing to add a wing-sized player like DeRozan that can score and create for others in crunch time.

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Given the amount of cap space they'll have to work with in the offseason, their market size and location, and their team needs regardless of position, I think the Knicks are by far the most likely landing spot for DeRozan.