New York made the 2012 NBA Playoffs, but the team never found itself during this past season; and with several changes likely happening over the summer, the Knicks need to find players that can help them become a force in the Eastern Conference.
The team lost rookie shooting guard Iman Shumpert to a serious knee injury during the post-season and the Knicks need to find a player that can fill his role next year. Shumpert could comeback at some point next season, but depth is needed.
The latest rumor from Bleacher Report suggests the NY Knicks look into signing Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen. Allen has reportedly told reporters that New York and Miami are tops on his list, but New York needs his services more and could make a serious offer to the 35-year-old veteran.
Allen plays hard on both ends of the floor and would give the team a player with playoff experience and a leader on and off the floor, something that this team needs if they want to move into the upper echelon of teams in the NBA.
New York has just six players under contract for the 2012-13 season and need to find some low-cost players to fill the roster. Allen won't cost too much after a poor season in Boston, but his presence will help this team and could push the NY Knicks into a true contender for a title next season.