Knicks bring 3-point shooting guard in for free agent workout

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The New York Knicks are actively preparing for the upcoming season with a series of offseason workouts and a free agent camp aimed at uncovering hidden gems.

Knicks’ Offseason Moves and Prospective Talent

As part of these efforts, the Knicks are scheduled to host a workout for Jarrett Culver, a 25-year-old player with experience on several NBA teams, including the Minnesota Timberwolves, Memphis Grizzlies, and Atlanta Hawks. This initiative reflects the Knicks’ ongoing strategy to bolster their roster depth through careful talent evaluation.

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Evaluating Jarrett Culver’s Potential Impact

According to Ian Begley of SNY, Culver’s workout is set for Monday. He last played in the NBA during the 2023 season with the Atlanta Hawks, where he averaged 4.4 points and 3.8 rebounds over 10 games, shooting 39.5% from the field. His most recent stint in the G League with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers showcased his improved shooting, where he hit 38% of his three-point attempts, averaging six attempts per game.

Culver, who stands at 6’6″ and weighs 195 pounds, was originally selected in the first round of the 2019 NBA Draft. Last season, he demonstrated significant progress by averaging 14.2 points on a 45.3% shooting rate from the field over 28.2 minutes per game. His performance suggests that he could be a viable candidate for a depth role or possibly a two-way contract with the Knicks, who are also focusing on acquiring superstar-level talent to complement Jalen Brunson.

As the Knicks continue to shape their roster, they face crucial decisions regarding players like Mitchell Robinson, Bojan Bogdanovic, and Julius Randle. Each has a substantial salary that could make them valuable trade assets as the front office looks to optimize the team’s composition for the next season.

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