Report: Knicks Could Target Fred VanVleet in Free Agency

The New York Knicks are among the teams with an interest in signing free agent guard Fred VanVleet, reports the Daily News‘ Stefan Bondy.

The Raptors are the favorite to retain VanVleet, per Bondy, but he can sign with any team as an unrestricted free agent this offseason. VanVleet’s stepfather, Joe Danforth, says he’s heard that the Pistons and Suns might also have interest in signing VanVleet.

The Knicks, who have plenty of cap space and a need for a starting point guard, could present an intriguing opportunity for VanVleet.

In his first season as a full-time starter in 2019-20, the 26-year-old averaged career-highs in points (17.6), assists (6.6), boards (3.8) and steals (1.9), with a league-leading 4.2 deflections per game.