Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks are in no mood to slow down their race for free agents available in the market, even in August.
Two days back, they agreed to a deal with free agent Kevin Seraphin on a one-year, $2.8 million contract.
And the next step is their growing interest for free agent point guard Norris Cole to add more depth, according to Sam Amico of Fox Sports.
Free agent G Norris Cole drawing interest from Sixers, Knicks. Cole a restricted free agent tho. Pelicans likely to re-sign/match offers.
— Sam Amico (@AmicoHoops) August 4, 2015
Norris Cole, The Experienced Man
Cole has a scintillating post-season experience. He is a two-time NBA champion with three appearances in the tournament’s final. His average in the finals is pretty decent, featuring close to 20 minutes per game in each of those three seasons with the Miami Heat.
The competent man well-known for his passion and energy is capable of boosting the Knicks roster once included in their vacant space.
During the 2014-15 NBA regular season, Cole averaged 7.6 points and 3.4 assists in 24.4 minutes.
He jumped to 9.9 points in 24.4 minutes on a slash line of .444/.378/.743 in 28 games with the Pelicans, which is worth special mention.
Though speculations were ripe that New York would focus on wing-play after roping in Seraphin to fill up the remaining places of their roster.
The New Orleans Pelicans will likely match any offer the Knicks send Cole’s way.
Cole can sign the qualifying offer, which keeps him in New Orleans on a $3 million, one-year contract if an agreement with any other team isn’t worked out.