The Knicks will add one of the premier playmakers in Europe ahead of the 2021-22 season.
The Knicks have agreed to a four-year, $13.6 million deal with Spanish ACB League point guard Luca Vildoza, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Vildoza, 25, was named the MVP of the 2020 Spanish ACB Finals as he led Baskonia to the league championship. He is also a member of the Argentinian national team.
There is no timetable for Vildoza’s arrival in the United States. He is expected to join the Knicks ahead of the 2021–22 season. The final three years of his deal with New York are non-guaranteed, per SNY’s Ian Begley.
Vildoza could join a Finals contender next season. 2020–21 has been the best Knicks season in nearly a decade with New York entering Wednesday night sitting No. 4 in the Eastern Conference at 37–28.
The Knicks are currently slated to face the Hawks in the first round of the postseason.