Report: Knicks among teams interested in VanVleet
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The New York Knicks are eyeing one of the offseason's top free agents to upgrade at point guard.

The Knicks are among the teams with an interest in signing Fred VanVleet, sources told the Daily News' Stefan Bondy.

The Toronto Raptors are the expected favorites to re-sign the 26-year-old guard, Bondy notes. However, VanVleet's stepfather, Joe Danforth, said he heard rumors about the Detroit Pistons and Phoenix Suns also potentially expressing interest.

VanVleet should command a significant raise in the upcoming market after running down a two-year, $18-million deal with the Raptors. It's unclear exactly what terms the Wichita State product will seek, but some around the league have used Malcolm Brogdon's four-year, $85-million contract signed with the Indiana Pacers in 2019 as a potential benchmark for his next contract, according to Bondy.

VanVleet is coming off his fourth NBA season after going undrafted in 2016. The 6-foot-1 ball-handler averaged 17.6 points, 6.6 assists, 1.9 steals, and 3.8 rebounds this past campaign - all career highs - and shot 39% on 6.9 threes per contest. He was also one of the most active players on the defensive end, registering a league-best 4.2 deflections per game during the regular season.

Report: Knicks among teams interested in VanVleet
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