New York Knicks


This summer will determine whether this standing is far too high or laughably low. For now, so it ought to be just right.
The’Bockers are a blank canvas. The Kristaps Porzingis deadline deal erased all long-term commitments. Their greatest guaranteed salary for next season is Frank Ntilikina’s $4.9 million. No dream is too big for the Knicks right now. As Bleacher Report’s Dan Favale broke , it’s not impossible to discover a situation in which Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Anthony Davis all call Madison Square Garden house next season.
Is it likely? Not in the least. However, if the Knicks have their built-in market benefits, plus loads of cap room and a decent shot at securing the No. 1 pick, that’s an army of resources most clubs would struggle to match.
Obviously, there’s also an underground flooring.
Cap distance might not mean Irving or Durant. Maybe it’s Kemba Walker and Khris Middleton. Perhaps it’s no one. Considering that the revamped lottery chances, the Knicks might wind up drafting fifth or fourth. So, rather than Zion Williamson (along with a possible path to Davis), maybe the draft haul is only Cam Reddish or Jarrett Culver.
New York has some youth in place, although its possible remains in flux. While Mitchell Robinson appears ahead of schedule and Allonzo Trier was a huge surprise, Kevin Knox looks predictably raw. Moreover, Dennis Smith Jr. is far from a sure thing, also Ntilikina’s prognosis is cloudy at best.

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