The big signing for the New York Knicks off last season was the Dallas Mavericks’ Galen Bronson signing.
He immediately entered as New York’s starting point guard, and in the process filled a hole that had been vacant for years now. Early returns have been very strong, but they haven’t translated into a better product on the court yet as the Knicks have found themselves at 6-6.
The signing was still worth it as he sealed a decent contract for the next four seasons, and with the salary cap rising in the coming years, he could end up with a very good deal over time.
An NBA executive speaking to Sean Devine of Heavy Sports believes the same, and said the Knicks get what they paid for.
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Nicks have unlocked a free agency, but it seems to have paid off so far. While there was some hesitation as to whether or not it was a good idea for the Knicks to get him, that doubt was quickly erased once the season started.
Through these 12 games, Bronson averages a The career high is 19.8 points per game To go along with 6.8 assists, the CEO thinks he’s worth every dime.
“I think they get what they paid for there,” said Devine’s CEO. “He was good offensively, efficient, moving the ball, and he wasn’t affected by a bigger role.”
With Dallas, Bronson was the co-star alongside Luka Doncic, but he proved he was ready to take on a heavier workload, and he showed he can do it.
Not all is well
However, the CEO did point out some flaws in Bronson’s game, but that’s something anyone could have expected.
“He struggled in defense, which you knew was going to happen because of his size,” the CEO continued. “But if you’re talking about point guards, where do you rank them? Maybe 12The tenth13The tenth in the league? He’s about 14 or 15 years old in terms of what he gets paid as a base guard. There is some value there. It could be an end-of-contract deal.”
Bronson participates in a conference full of guards, so he may be unlikely to make all-stars during his time in New York. Names like Donovan Mitchell, Darius Garland, Tyrese Maxey, James Harden and Kyrie Irving are all potential All-Stars, and the list goes deeper than that.
This is where adding another star to the Knicks will help as it will allow Bronson’s gaming industry to shine even more. Knicks has the assets to seal a huge deal, but there is no guarantee that it can be achieved. After grumbling about Donovan Mitchell, there’s no telling who’s going to be available in the marketplace next.
They have a good building block in Bronson, but they will obviously need to add more to compete for a championship, or even a watershed point early on.
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