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Knicks Get on Board with Arron Afflalo Deal

The New York Knicks were quiet on the first day of free agency, but Phil Jackson and Co. got on the board early on the second day by agreeing to a new deal with Arron Afflalo:

The Knicks had been linked to Afflalo before free agency started, but there were rumors he was seeking a three-year deal worth around $36 million. Two years at $16 million with an option is much more palatable and benefits both sides.

Afflalo really struggled last season, but he’ll have a good chance to showcase his skills on a rebuilding Knicks squad. If he has a good season, he can opt out and take advantage of the rising cap in 2016. New York gets the swingman on a good value deal for a “prove-it” season and will get the first crack at bringing him back if he opts out.

All in all, it’s not the big splash Knicks fans were hoping for, but it’s a value contract in a time where money is getting thrown around like crazy. New York still has a good amount of cap space, so we’ll see what’s in store for them next.

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