Most Underpaid New York Knicks

There are a few players that would compete for the most underpaid New York Knick. The two candidates that stood out to me were Pablo Prigioni and Metta World Peace. I will give a quick break down on each player individually, then decide who I believe to be the most underpaid Knick.

Many may be scratching their heads at why I thought Pablo may be underpaid, and that is because of many reasons. He is averaging some great numbers and able to fill the stat sheets very well. Pablo traditionally plays the point, but with Mike Woodson he may have more play time if he decides to play a double point offence where Pablo may get significant minutes in the 2 spot.

Pablo averages 7.8 points, 6.7 assists, 4 rebounds, and 2 steals per 36 minutes. This is not super star or star level, but it is more than respectable for a player of his calibre. He is very selective with his shooting and as a result managed to get a .40 3P%, .46 FG% and a .88 FT% At 1.5 million a year the Knicks were happy with the re-signing of Prigioni. Know that Prigioni has only played in the NBA and with the Knicks for only a year. As he adapts to both the league and the Knicks I believe his assists will rise. Definitely a good decision to keep Prigioni on for another 3 years.

I am sure Metta World Peace needs no introduction and has proven to be a phenomenal player with his time spent at the Lakers Organisation. He averaged 12.4 points, 5 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game, all while playing a little over 30 minutes a game. I believe being with the Knicks Metta will be able to put up similar stats, but I have a suspicion that he will average 15+ points per game. He chose New York as he wants to be home, and being with a team he wants to play with will definitely bring out the best basketball he can deliver.

In this coming season there is no doubt that Metta World Peace is the most underpaid Knick in the team. This is partially to do with the fact that Metta seems to want to play in New York and was willing to have a significant salary cut, coming from the Lakers.

There has to be an honorable mention that goes out to Jason Kidd for his oncourt presence throughout his career and for the year he played with the Knicks. However seeing as he has moved to management and has recently retired from the NBA and is no longer a Knick. He was unable to compete for the most underpaid Knick.