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With injuries to OG Anunoby, Mitchell Robinson, and Julius Randle, New York hopes to finish in the top two seeds in the Eastern Conference. Adding two veterans who can enter the rotation right away will help strengthen the club.
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Additionally, Bogdanovic’s contract for the upcoming season is partially guaranteed, so the Knicks may decide to keep him on the team or let him go based on their salary limitations.
According to Bleacher Report’s Greg Swartz, “The Knicks rank just 15th in three-point accuracy (36.9 percent) and 14th in made threes per game (13.1)”, both of these being areas where Bogdanović would help the team out tremendously. Another premier scoring option for the Knicks is definitely something they needed to help their star players out.
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Since Alec had already played for the Knicks and under coach Tom Thibodeau, he has a sense of the system that the Knicks play and is a good bench role player for them. In addition, he can handle the ball well and has shot at least 40% from beyond the arc in each of the previous four seasons.
He will figure to be a key part of the Knicks 3 point shooting success for the hopeful deep playoff run they look to go on this season. Burks will also be a good filler guy for the injuries the team has and look to keep the team rolling with their winning ways.
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He scored 11.3 points on 46.8 percent shooting, including 38.6 percent from three, on average in his sophomore season, both career highs. Nevertheless, Grimes’s role diminished as Donte DiVincenzo was acquired by the team this offseason, sending Grimes to the second unit. Grimes averaged 7.3 points on 39.5 percent shooting, including 36.3 percent from three, in 45 games this season.
Following his exclusion from Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau’s rotation the previous season, Fournier, 31, has played in just three games this season. Should he manage to break free from Detroit, he would be a valuable asset for teams in the race for a buyout. He has a team option for the upcoming season.
For the final two pieces headed to Detroit, Flynn had just moved to New York last month when New York traded for Anunoby, and Arcidiacono had only played mop-up minutes off the bench for New York in 20 games this season, without ever scoring a point. This trade just before the 3pm EST deadline on trade deadline day seemingly was a need for the Knicks as they wanted to add more depth and better shooting from beyond the arch. The Knicks roster is now set for a hopeful deep playoff run and championship for the 2023 season.
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