The New York Knicks made headlines earlier this week for earning the dubious honor of being the oldest team in NBA history. With their top 13 players being on average 32 years and 240 days old, you would think that team management would try to bring in some fresh legs to fill the remaining roster spots.
According to ESPN New York, the Knicks are looking into possibly signing either 32-year-old Josh Howard or 33-year-old Maurice Evans. That’s right, if New York inks Evans – they’ll get even older.
As reported by Jared Zwerling:
According to a source close to free agent Josh Howard, the Knicks are still interested in the 32-year-old swingman and have had recent conversations with his representatives… The source said the Knicks are in "wait-and-see mode" before bringing on anyone else…Another possible candidate at the three is Maurice Evans, who played for the Hawks under Mike Woodson. Evans was being looked at by the Knicks last year.
Howard averaged nine points (on 40 percent shooting) and four rebounds through 43 games with the Utah Jazz last year. His season was ultimately cut short by a knee injury that he has spent this offseason recovering from. Evans, meanwhile, averaged five points (on 40 percent shooting) and one assist in 14 minutes per game with the Washington Wizards last year. Both were below his seven-point (on 44 percent shooting), three-assist career averages.
Obviously both would be huge difference-maker fort his team, much like Rasheed Wallace.