Report: New York Knicks have ‘high interest’ in Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Jonathan Sherman
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Aug 23, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; Dallas Mavericks' Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (9) drives toward the basket as Los Angeles Clippers' Marcus Morris Sr. (31) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game at AdventHealth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ashley Landis/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks are hoping to return to NBA relevancy soon, with multiple rumors swirling about their desire to acquire a star player this offseason.

Beyond that, it appears that the Knicks are also looking to strengthen their lineup. A recent report indicates that Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is being targeted by the Knicks this offseason.

“His stock is low, but Knicks’ interest is high,” Marc Berman of the New York Post reported.


“Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, the No. 2 pick in the 2012 NBA Draft who has established himself as a defensive specialist, is on the Knicks’ free-agent radar when the market opens a few days after Nov. 18th’s draft.”

Last season, Kidd-Gilchrist averaged just 2.4 points and 2.7 rebounds per game. However, he is still still considered to be a strong addition on the defensive side of the court.

Last season, the Knicks finished with a record of 21-45.

They’ll likely need to add much more than Kidd-Gilchrist’s talents to the roster if they want to make major improvements on that record in the upcoming campaign.

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Jonathan has worked as a sports writer covering NBA and NFL news since 2017. He's a fan of the Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Vikings.