If there’s any guarantee, it is that head coach Tom Thibodeau will always be looking for superior defensive players. That is why the New York Knicks are connected to Golden State Warriors 3-and-D player Kelly Oubre.
Despite starting the 2020–21 season on a bad note from range, missing 28 of his first 30 3-PT attempts, he ended up finishing with a 31.6% completion rate. However, his poor start dragged his average down — which shouldn’t be factored in when considering his long-term production and efficiency. While the Warriors believe that Oubre is part of their long-term solution at small forward, he’s a free agent this year, and there is a mutual interest between him and the Knicks, who have plenty of money to spend in free agency.
Kristian Winfield of the New York Daily News believes that Kelly Oubre is a serious target for the Knicks this off-season:
The source says the Knicks are specifically interested in adding Oubre in the event they are successful acquiring a star guard via trade. The acquisition would create a more complete roster alongside Most Improved Player Julius Randle.