More specifically, examine which players could have standout seasons after joining a new club. The Knicks severely lacked a playmaking guard, and, when healthy, Walker is among the best in the league, setting up a season in which we could see an offensive outburst from the four-time All-Star.
Lonzo Ball – Chicago Bulls
Even though the New Orleans Pelicans severely underachieved last season, Ball had the best season of his career, and it was just the tip of the iceberg for the dynamic point guard. Last season, the Pelicans ranked eighth in the league in points in transition, in large part due to Ball’s ability to deliver passes with pinpoint accuracy to his teammates on the move and keeping New Orleans playing at a top-10 pace in the league. At the veteran minimum, Porter’s deal could end up being the most valuable when the season is over, and he could play himself into a more lucrative contract, too.