What can we do about the Knicks? If you’re a Knicks fan you know that it has been a rollercoaster type of years. In the last decade we have only had three playoff appearances. From signing Amar’e Stoudemire, trading for Carmelo Anthony, and LINSANITY to trading a generational talent like Kristaps Porzingis. Oh and let’s not forget the adquisition of Phil Jackson as President of Basketball Operations.
Don’t get confused, I personally had high expectations like all of you with some rosters in those years. Players like Stoudemire, Melo, Chandler, J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert have been crucial on other rosters. And to set aside the players, coach Mike Woodson was the best head coach we had in that time. But not everything turns out the way we want to.
This season the Knicks have the chance to be an impactful team in the NBA, again. I said again because we’ve had other chances but did not succeed. By having a salary cap space of $72.9M we can sign big names this summer. And with a different staff other than James Dolan, we can attract those big names. This summer we have the chance to have players like Kevin Durant, Jimmy Butler, Kyrie Irving, Kawhi Leonard, Kemba Walker, Tobias Harris, etc…
It’s every knicks fan dream to succeed with these players, and not to mention that we have a 13.9% for a top three pick in this years draft. The problem is our past. Past problems with James Dolan have made the Knicks a not convincing place to play basketball. We saw some of Dolan’s frustrations this year by banning a fan from MSG for telling him to sell the team, pretty funny but concerning. Other than Dolan, we also have the problem of no closure. We always have big names wanting to play here but can’t convince them and now with no superstar and C+ players like DeAndre Jordan, Dennis Smith Jr., and Kevin Knox it’s going to be hard having adquisitions like this in free agency.
All of this is frustrating as a Knicks fan, but we are just going to have to wait until this summer since we have another season with no postseason. Although I didn’t like the KP trade, I think we are in a good spot right now with a chance at Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett, and Ja Morrant with $72.9 cap space.
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