Assuming the New York Knicks do come to terms with Carmelo Anthony on a contract extension, they’re not going to have a ton of available funds at their disposal. Given that, they’re going to have to pick through the bargain bin in hopes of finding some untapped potential.
One name that has continually popped up over the past few weeks is Trevor Booker, formerly of the Washington Wizards.
The 26-year-old has been a target of multiple teams this offseason but few offer more potential playing time (or exposure) than that of the New York Knicks. Given that and his impressive play, Marc Berman suggests that the team is still showing interest in signing the forward.
There’s been no public reports about a potential contract or how much the Knicks would be willing to give Trevor Booker, however considering they’d be over the cap it’s possible they’d be able to sign the former Clemson product using their mini-mid-level exception.
In addition to the New York Knicks, the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers were also said to have interest in Booker as did the Washington Wizards.
Playing just under 22 minutes per game last season, Booker put up solid numbers averaging nearly 7 points, 5 rebounds and half a block per game. He also did this while playing relatively solid defense and shooting 55 percent from the field.
Given all of that, it’s easy to see why so many teams are interested in Booker who could prove to be a solid under-the-radar type signing.