Knicks Snag Dylan Windler: A Cinderella Story or Just Playing the Field? ๐Ÿ€๐ŸŽ‰

TL;DR; Knicks have inked a deal with the free-agent Dylan Windler, who recently cut ties with the Cavaliers. His new two-way contract comes amidst some contract-related NBA drama, but the bigger question is – is this a slam dunk for the Knicks? ๐Ÿค”

Ah, the world of NBA contracts – never a dull moment, right? Just when you thought things were settling down, the Knicks pull a surprise move. They’ve signed Dylan Windler, a free agent who’s had quite the journey in the NBA. From being the 26th pick of the 2019 draft, enduring an injury in his rookie year, to spending four tumultuous seasons with the Cavaliers – dude’s seen it all. ๐ŸŽข

Now, before we dive deeper, let’s address the elephant in the room. Why would the Knicks want Windler, especially when he only played 84 games with the Cavaliers, appearing in a mere three games for a total of 10 minutes this season? ๐Ÿ•ฐ๏ธ Could it be his career average of 3.3 PPG and 2.3 RPG? Or is it his impressive performance with the Cavsโ€™ G League affiliate, the Cleveland Charge, where he showcased an average of 12.2 PPG and 5.9 RPG? Perhaps they see some hidden potential? ๐ŸŒŸ

But the saga doesn’t end there. This signing is also shrouded with a bit of mystery and drama. ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ Why, you ask? A little background: Nathan Knight was reportedly to be on a two-way deal with the Knicks. Yet, no official confirmation was made. Now, if Knight truly has this two-way contract, the Knicks would already have all three two-way slots filled. So, where does Windler fit in? ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Sources (or as we like to call them, the NBA gossip merchants) spill that Knight is on a one-year, two-way contract. So, does that mean the Knicks are looking to upgrade someone to a standard contract or show them the door? Who’s on the chopping block? The suspense is real, people! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Now let’s get real for a second: Windler, a former Belmont star, did show some flair in the G League. With an average shooting of .523/.407/.632, it seems the guy can handle the heat. But is the NBA court a different ball game for him, especially with the Knicks? ๐Ÿ€

It’s a classic NBA tale of contracts, potentials, and the drama that ensues. But here’s where we want to pick your brain:

Is the Knicks’ decision to bring in Dylan Windler their secret weapon for the upcoming season or just a game of numbers and contracts? What’s your play? ๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿ”ฅ