After yet another disappointing season in the big apple, the Knicks will once again look to improve their roster during the off season. Since they have no first round pick this year there will be no rookie the likes of Kristaps Porzingis walking through that door so any help will have to come via free agency or trade and the rumor mill is already going strong.


The Knicks are weak at point guard and according to reports, the team has their sights set on Kings backup guard, Darren Collison. While Langston Galloway was a suitable player for the Knicks this year, it’s clear they need help at the position. Collison excelled coming off the bench in 2015-16, averaging 14 points, 4.3 assists, and one steal on 48.6 percent shooting, numbers that had him in contention for sixth man of the year.

According to Ian Begley from ESPN, the Knicks are very fond of Collison but a couple other guards could wind up in New York as well.

The trade route is an option that had been discussed among members of the front office late in the season, per sources with knowledge of the talks; one player some in the organization are fond of is Darren Collison, who backed up Rondo in Sacramento this year, sources say.

Do the Knicks have the pieces to deal for Collison, scheduled to make $5.2 million next season? That’s unclear. But if they can, such a transaction would probably leave the club with enough money to spend on another starting-caliber free agent.

It’s also worth noting that the Knicks showed interest in trading for Jeff Teague prior to the 2016 trade deadline; there was some internal chatter last month about trying to revisit that this summer, league sources say.

Collison would be nice start to building a winning team but they will need much more help than that overall.