The New York Knicks may still be in the market for a veteran point guard, per ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk.
Hearing that some in the Knicks front office see Jarrett Jack and Archie Goodwin as potential free agent additions at point guard. Jack would provide the Knicks with a veteran presence in the locker room and on the floor. Goodwin fits the mold of the direction the Knicks are heading toward -- a young player who may still develop with opportunity. Jeff Hornacek is also familiar with Goodwin from their Phoenix days.
Jarrett Jack and Archie Goodwin, eh? Those are certainly two...guys who have played in the NBA before. Jack
averaged 33 minutes per game played 33 total minutes over two games for the Pelicans in 2016-17. That was the extent of his season. Goodwin fared slightly better, playing 184 total minutes for the Pelicans and Nets. Yes, there is a Pelican theme here.
Goodwin just turned 23 this month, so he still carries a faint whiff of UPSIDE, even if he can’t shoot to save his life. And he did turn in his finest season playing under Jeff Hornacek, way back in 2013-14. Also, it would be hilarious if he turned out to be decent after being let go by super-genius Sean Marks. Here’s a recent clip of him playing with Hoodie Melo and Lance Thomas.
Another Brickley hoop session, feat. Hoodie Melo, Lance Stephenson, Lance Thomas, Brandon Jennings, Enes Kanter and Archie Goodwin pic.twitter.com/sWqnthxgBw— Kristian Winfield (@Krisplashed) August 24, 2017
On the other hand, the Knicks...y’know...just drafted a point guard. Maybe just play that kid.