The Knicks have signed guard Josh Hart to a four-year, $81 million contract extension, according to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Hart’s contract with New York will now pay him $94 million through the 2027–28 season.
Hart was traded from the Trail Blazers to the Knicks at the deadline last February in exchange for Cam Reddish, Ryan Arcidiacono, Svi Mykhailiuk and a 2023 first-round pick. Hart immediately integrated to the Knicks as a core member of the backcourt rotation alongside former Villanova teammate Jalen Brunson.
In 25 games with the Knicks, Hart averaged 10.2 points and 7.0 rebounds per game on 58.6% shooting from the floor and a 51.9% mark from three. He looked far more comfortable in the Knicks system alongside Brunson than he did in Portland running alongside Damian Lillard.
Hart came off the bench in all but one of his 25 appearances with the Knicks after starting 51 games for the Trail Blazers prior to the trade. New York is now paying him like a starting caliber guard, so it would not be surprising to see him in a key role for New York moving forward.