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2015 NBA Free Agency: Knicks have "major interest" in Patrick Beverley

Would the Houston guard fit in with the Knicks?

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Last time I checked, the New York Knicks were still pretty thin at the guard position. Perhaps it is not surprising, then, they are interested in Houston Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley. Here's Sporting News' Sean Deveney:

One potential answer for their guard woes: Rockets free agent Patrick Beverley. A source told Sporting News at the opening of free agency that the Knicks have "major interest" in Beverley, and that the interest is mutual. The Knicks contacted Beverley shortly after free agency began.

And Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle:

Beverley would certainly fit with Phil Jackson's vision of a new and improved New York defense. He's about an average three-point shooter, so he might fit snugly into the triangle (though at 6'1" he's shorter than the ideal triangle PG).

The Knicks currently have three point guards on the roster in Jose Calderon, Jerian Grant and Langston Galloway. While I'm sure they would love to rid themselves of Calderon's deal, that might not be possible.

And then there is the potential of Beverley's skillset overlapping with that Galloway. Both are shorter, somewhat-less-than-pure point guards better known for their defense. Galloway isn't in Beverley's class as a defender yet, but their numbers from last year are fairly similar (per Basketball-Reference):

Personally, I'd prefer the Knicks roll the dice with the Galloway/Grant/Calderon trio and focus on acquiring a bigger wing (Danny Green, pls). But hey,