Just like the Los Angeles Lakers over in the West, the New York Knicks seem to be headed for a big off-season.
Phil Jackson and the Knicks are looking set to be major players in free agency, with a big man reported to be their top priority and Greg Monroe seemingly being the center coming in.
However, the Knicks seem closer to landing another free agent, with rumors circulating that Indiana Pacers forward David West is set to sign.
According to a report from Jared Zwerling of Bleacher Report, the two-time All Star West is almost guaranteed to sign a deal with the Knicks when free agency opens.
We wrote earlier in the week that West had decided not to re-sign with the Indiana Pacers, despite the fact that he could have earned $12.5 million next year by staying in Indiana and entering free agency next year when the salary cap will have gone up.
However, at 34-years old it seems that West is valuing a long-term deal ahead of an immediate pay day and that security is driving the former New Orleans Hornets man.
If West does join the Knicks, it will interesting to see how that impacts Kristaps Porzingis, the Latvian power forward whom Phil Jackson used the 4th overall pick in the draft on, much to the chagrin of Knicks fans.
West averaged 11.7 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 28.7 minutes per game with the Pacers last season.