People don’t seem to be talking about the New York Knicks right now, but they’ve fared much better than most people thought.
Missing on Donovan Mitchell wasn’t the end of the world at the Big Apple, and Jalen Brunson is already a bonafide star at the Madison Square Garden.
But as we all know by now, no team can win without depth, and the Knicks aren’t the exception to that rule.
Considering that, they just made a low-key impactful signing, bringing in former Ohio State combo guard Duane Wahsington Jr. and signing him to a two-way contract.
The Knicks are planning to sign guard Duane Washington Jr., on a two-way contract, sources tell ESPN. Washington averaged 7.9 points in nearly 13 minutes for Suns this season.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 28, 2023
Washington Jr. is expected to spend most of his time with the Westchester Knicks of the G-League, but he’s also expected to be called up and provide some much-needed depth at both guard spots every now and then.
Derrick Rose isn’t a part of the Knicks’ plans for the future, and Immanuel Quickley is more of an off-the-ball kind of player.
Quentin Grimes has officially cracked Tom Thibodeabu’s rotation, but he doesn’t seem to trust Mile McBride just yet, so there’s a slim chance that Washington could earn some minutes down the stretch.
Whatever the case, it seems like this Knicks team has plenty of fight in them, and they’re peaking at the right time.
Of course, they’re not a championship-caliber team just yet, as that would take RJ Barrett to make a leap that seems unlikely at this point.
But we wouldn’t be shocked if they stole a couple of playoff games away or even upset a top-three seed.NEXT: Kendrick Perkins Makes A Bold Prediction About The Knicks