By Andrew Feingold on June 30th, 2010 8:41 AM
According to the NY Daily News: “The Knicks could also have the inside track on signing free agent point guard Luke Ridnour whose price tag is too high for Milwaukee. Ridnour would serve as the perfect mentor for second-year point guard Toney Douglas, having been used in a similar role last season with the Bucks and their rookie Brandon Jennings.”
My take: For the second time in his seven year career Ridnour appeared in all 82 games last season. He averaged 10.4 points, 4 assists and scored 0.8 three pointers in 21 minutes per game. Ridnour, set career highs in field goal percentage (47.8), three point percentage (38.1) and free throw percentage (90.7). He has made $6.5 million in each of the past three seasons and is 29 years old which means the Knicks should not overpay.
According to RealGM and the NY Post “The Knicks will send other front office members to meet with Kyle Korver, Mike Miller and Ray Allen. The Knicks are in the market for another three-point shooter to spread the floor in Mike D’Antoni’s up-tempo offense.”
My take: Korver led the NBA in last season in three point percentage (53.6). However, he attempted a career low 2.1 threes per game. During the playoffs he continued his hot shooting converting 47% of his threes. Korver. would be the ideal target because he is the youngest (29) and should come the cheapest out of this group. Mike Miller has durability concerns and made $9.1 million last season. Ray Allen is turning 35 and has made at least $10+ million every season since 2000.