Josh Hart of ‘Fallen With College Friends’ is considering contract extension with New York
Hart’s chances of staying in New York longer are growing.
Reporter Michael Scoto of ‘Hocks Hype’ reported on the 10th (Korean time) in a podcast with reporter Ian Begley of ‘SNY’ that Josh Hart is considering extending his contract with the New York Knicks.
3&D Resource Heart, who debuted on the NBA stage in the 2017-2018 season and played in the Lakers, New Orleans, and Portland, made a new nest in New York ahead of the trade deadline in February.
Hart, whose rebounding ability against position is the best in the league, removed Evan Fournier and Cam Reddish, who had poor defensive abilities, from the rotation at the beginning of the season, and New York, which had been using second-year토토사이트 Quentin Grimes as a starter along with RJ Barrett, had an itchy part. He was a wingman with good energy to scratch.
In fact, the versatile Hart boasts a perfect match with New York. After the transfer, he appeared in 10 games and averaged 11.2 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists, and is making a big success in the air defense with a 61.5% field goal success rate and 60.9% 3-point shot success rate. New York, along with Heart, also increased the possibility of going directly to the playoffs by riding an upward trend of 9 wins and 1 loss in the last 10 games and jumping to 5th place in the Eastern Conference.
Since Hart is showing good form right after the transfer, New York is naturally considering extending his contract to keep him for a longer period of time. Investing in Cam Reddish and a future first-round protection pick to embrace Hart was also a decision with some renewing the contract in mind.
First of all, Jaylen Brunson, who joined New York last July after winning a jackpot of 111 million dollars in 4 years, has been friends since his days at Villanova University. In particular, Hart and Brunson have many good memories, such as winning the NCAA championship together in 2016.
Brunson heard the news of Hart’s joining New York after participating in a uniform number permanent breeding ceremony during his college days.
He also spent his debut season with the Lakers with Julius Randle, who is averaging 25.3 points, 10.4 rebounds and 4.1 assists this season, the highest on the team.
Hart holds player options worth about $13 million for the 2023-2024 season. If Hart decides to stay longer in New York, he’ll most likely waive his player option this summer and enter the free agency market to sign a multi-year contract with New York.