Jeff Hornacek to the New York Knicks is a done deal after the young coach signed a three-year contract as head coach. Speculations now shift to the Knicks’ offseason moves and one of the possible acquisitions is getting a starting point guard available in the free agent market like Jeremy Lin, Rajon Rondo and Mike Conley.
With the Hornacek deal finalized, which is reportedly worth $15M, the Knicks’ next move is to find their point guard to complement Knicks stars Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis. Among the three point guards mentioned, Lin could come in as the cheapest option with both Rondo and Conley expected to demand a maximum contract this summer.
Hornacek is known as a coach who knows how to maximize his point guard’s potential. With the Phoenix Suns, the only franchise he has coached in his NBA career, the former Utah Jazz shooter handled many point guards and combo guards like Isaiah Thomas (Boston Celtics), Goran Dragic (Miami Heat) and current Phoenix guards Brandon Knight and Eric Bledsoe.
Jeremy Lin is capable of being a combo guard playing both point guard and shooting guard positions in his time with the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, Charlotte Hornets and when “Linsanity” happened, with the New York Knicks.
Can Jeremy Lin revive the magic in New York? Would he want to return to the Knicks even with the presence of Anthony, who reportedly had issues with Lin when he turned into a star in N.Y.? Could the Asian-American guard be a better option for the Knicks since he’s not as expensive as Rondo or Conley?