This summer will ascertain whether this ranking is way too high or laughably low. For now, so it should be just right.
The’Bockers are a blank canvas. The Kristaps Porzingis deadline deal erased most of long-term commitments. Their highest guaranteed salary for next season is Frank Ntilikina’s $4.9 million. No dream is too large for the Knicks right now. Since Bleacher Report’s Dan Favale broke down, it’s not impossible to discover a scenario in which Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Anthony Davis all call Madison Square Garden house next year.
Is it possible? Not in the least. However, if the Knicks have all their built-in market benefits, plus loads of cap room and a good shot at securing the No. 1 pick, that’s an army of assets many clubs will struggle to match.
Of course, there’s also an floor to take into account.
Cap distance may not imply Irving or Durant. Perhaps It’s Kemba Walker and Khris Middleton. Maybe it’s not any one. Considering that the revamped lottery odds, the Knicks may end up drafting fifth or fourth. So, instead of Zion Williamson (along with a potential route to Davis), maybe the draft haul is only Cam Reddish or Jarrett Culver.
New York already has some childhood set up, although its potential remains in flux. While Mitchell Robinson looks ahead of schedule and Allonzo Trier has been a huge surprise, Kevin Knox looks predictably raw. Additionally, Dennis Smith Jr. is far from a sure thing, and Ntilikina’s prognosis is cloudy at best.
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