With their first playoff appearance since 2014 looming, the New York Knicks are reportedly bringing in point guard help in anticipation of a postseason run.
HoopsHype was first with reports that Argentinian guard Luca Vildoza could be on his way to Madison Square Garden:
Argentinian guard Luca Vildoza is expected to sign a deal with the New York Knicks, HoopsHype has learned. There’s already an agreement in place for a buyout between Vildoza and Baskonia.
— HoopsHype (@hoopshype) April 28, 2021
SNY’s Ian Begley followed that up with a report that the Knicks’ do indeed still have a roster spot open, and confirmed that New York had been in talks with the 26-year old point guard.
After a late change of plans, NYK will not sign Simi Shittu, sources say. Club has an open roster spot. Sources confirm NYK has been in talks with Argentinian G Luca Vildoza to add him to roster. @hoopshype reports there’s a deal in place. @chemadelucas earlier reported talks.
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) April 28, 2021
Over 34 games in the EuroLeague this season, Vildoza averaged 9.1 points and 3.8 assists per game while shooting 37 percent from behind the arc.