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Knicks could target Jeff Teague, Jrue Holiday in free agency?

With the Derrick Rose set to become a free agent after the season, the New York Knicks may be planning to target a pair of other former All-Star point guards over the summer.

According to a report by ESPN’s Ian Begley on Saturday, some within the Knicks organization see Jeff Teague of the Indiana Pacers and Jrue Holiday of the New Orleans Pelicans as free agent targets.

Teague, who will turn 29 in June, is averaging 15.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 7.9 assists per game this season and would give the Knicks a more consistent off-the-bounce creator. As for Holiday, who will be 27 in June, he is averaging 15.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 7.2 assists per game in 2016-17. The Knicks’ supposed interest in him had previously been reported (giving us this juicy storyline) as they could definitely use a dynamic distributor and defender of his caliber as well. Both are set to be unrestricted free agents this offseason.

Begley also adds that the Knicks “haven’t ruled out the possibility” of bringing Rose back. But it at least makes sense to have a contigency plan already in place, especially in such a guard-driven league.

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