The New York Knicks may not be the main candidates to make the playoffs in the Eastern Conference but at least they're gonna play hard and will let teams know that going to the Madison Square Garden won't be a walk in the park.
Following the addition of Leon Rose as the team's new president, the Knicks have started to make moves ahead of the coming season.
The New York organization has added five important pieces to the squad, as well as re-signing a veteran guard.
Sources reported the Knicks have signed Austin Rivers, Theo Pinson and Nerlens Noel to the roster. Also, they have traded for Omari Spellman and Jacob Evans, as well as re-signing Elfrid Payton.
One year deal for Rivers, per source. https://t.co/mfOQ2XZYCH— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 22, 2020
Minnesota is trading Omari Spellman and Jacob Evans and a future second-round pick to New York for F Ed Davis, sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 22, 2020
Elfrid Payton has agreed to one-year, $5M deal with Knicks, agents Aaron Mintz and Ty Sullivan of @CAA_Basketball tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 21, 2020
Theo Pinson is signing a Two-Way contract with the New York Knicks, league sources tell ESPN.— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) November 22, 2020
These players join an already young roster filled with lots of potential. Mitchell Robinson and RJ Barrett aren't the only men in town, as they will also be joined by Obi Toppin, the No. 8 overall pick in this year's NBA Draft.
New York was expected to make some big moves in the free agency, since the new head coach Tom Thibodeau has told the team's front office to make win-now moves.