On July 1, the New York Knicks will likely attempt to build a contender by adding to their roster via free agency. While we all know that the likely candidate to receive the first call will be Steve Nash, there are other valuable free agents out there who can contribute to the Knicks.
As per Jared Zwerling of ESPNNewYork.com, Randy Foye is interested in calling New York home next season. Per 36 minutes of playing time, Foye averaged 15.2 points with 3.1 assists in 2011-12. This past season against the Knicks he contributed 28 points in a Clippers loss at Madison Square Garden.
A source close to Foye said the unrestricted free agent lists the Knicks atop of his list of preferred destinations. Zwerling writes, "Foye is interested in the Knicks and their mid-level exception of $3 million." Rumors state Ray Allen and the Heat are mutually interested in each other—as per ESPNBoston.com—so Foye may be the next-best addition for the Knicks if they're looking for a shooter.
After the All-Star break, sharpshooting Foye led the NBA for most three-pointers made with 87, edging out New York's Steve Novak by two makes. These two players have great scoring ability, which should increase the Knicks' average of 96 points per game.
With Iman Shumpert out for some time and Landry Fields struggling, Foye could be an answer to the enigma of Knicks scoring from someone other than Carmelo Anthony.
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