The New York Knicks are looking to add a shooter in the backcourt to help complement RJ Barrett, sources told Ian Begley of SNY.
Former Knicks coach David Fizdale appeared on ESPN Radio and said that the Knicks needed to add more shooting to help Barrett and Mitchell Robinson.
"I love Elfrid (Payton), Frank (Ntilikina) and Dennis Smith Jr. -- but all of them have something in common in that they're not consistent 3-point shooters coming off the pick-and-roll. And if you have a super talent like Mitchell -- and I think Mitchell can end up being one of the best centers over the next ten years -- you have to have a guy coming off that pick and if you have to fight over that pick and roll. ... Like I've always said, the key to player development is spacing. You want to see players look better on the court, spread the floor," said Fizdale.
Fizdale added that Barrett's personality was built to succeed in New York City.
"I think RJ Barrett embodies the type of player who can play in New York City. Just straight hard worker, tough, talented, doesn't get rattled, knows how to deal with the press and all of the lights and things like that."