Knicks Pursue Shot-Blocking Big Man

The Knicks are searching for a new center after losing Isaiah Hartenstein. Mitchell Robinson is still around, but his injuries have the team looking for more options.

Walker Kessler is a name that keeps popping up. Last season, he blocked 2.4 shots per game in just 22 minutes with the Jazz. He also showed he could shoot from beyond the arc.

SNY’s Ian Begley says the Knicks have talked to the Jazz about getting Kessler, but it would cost them at least a first-round pick. The Knicks might not want to pay that price.

Possible Alternatives:

“That’s going to be a tough price for the Knicks to meet or match,” Begley said in his NBA free agency update. If they can’t get Kessler, they might go after Precious Achiuwa instead. Achiuwa was part of last year’s RJ Barrett trade from the Raptors and has caught the eye of several teams .

Fans might think this search shows how serious the Knicks are about improving their roster.

Begley mentioned that Achiuwa has been talking with multiple contenders and will make his decision soon. The Knicks need someone reliable because Robinson missed 83 games over two seasons and only played six playoff games this year.

Robinson’s limited offensive skills also push the team to look elsewhere for help at center. What do you think about these moves?

James Shotwell
James Shotwell
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