The Knicks’ search for a point guard continues.
The biggest offseason prize for the position will not come to New York when Fred VanVleet agreed to sign a four-year $ 85 million deal to stay with the Raptors on Saturday, according to The Athletic.
Another potential Knicks target, veteran point guard DJ Augustin, also came out of the market on Saturday when he agreed to a three-year, $ 21 million contract with the Bucks per capita. The Athletic.
VanVleet, the previously unnamed guard from Wichita State, earned a big payday for staying in Toronto, where he won an NBA championship in 2019. He had a career year last season with an average of 17.6 points, 6.6 assists and 3.8 rebounds per. Kamp.
The Knicks hardly pursued VanVleet and did not meet with him, according to a source. The Knicks had intel that he wanted to stay in Toronto, where he is close to backcourt buddy Kyle Lowry. A source close to VanVleet said he was not very interested in becoming the Knicks savior and preferred to be put.
Augustin, who played for new Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau with the Bulls in 201
Point guard Jeff Teague, who also previously played for Thibodeau in Minnesota, remains another potential free agent target for the Knicks.
– Additional reporting by Marc Berman