Knicks Reportedly Interested in Sonny Weems and Maurice Evans
The New York Knicks are putting together a very talented squad and their chances of winning the Atlantic Division look strong. The squad has brought back some important pieces to the puzzle and have also added some that bring a different dimension to the team. Although the starting five is pretty much set as of this point, the front office is still looking for other players, ESPN.com.
According to agent Roger Montgomery, the Knicks have expressed interest in two of his clients, Sonny Weems and Maurice Evans. The Knicks only have veteran’s minimum contracts of about $1.4 million to use, so they cannot offer the players any lucrative deals.
“I think both of them would fit really good in that situation,” Montgomery told ESPNNewYork.com. “Mo would fit for a number of reasons because what he does as a veteran, and he’s played for Woody. And I think Sonny would be an absolute steal if he was able to go play with them, just because of how athletic he is. I think that he could be a starter and he could be a rotation guy. I think he would be ideal.”
It would appear as though Weems would not be willing to accept a contract of about $1.4 million. Weems is still a very young player and he will no doubt be looking to get a larger contract. Weems was a nice player for the Raptors and it is safe to say that he is worth more than that money.
However, Evans is a veteran in this league and he would be more willing to play for a championship rather than for a massive contract. Evans does not have as many years ahead of him as Weems, thus joining a talented Knicks team for $1.4 million would make sense for him.