New York Knicks

This summer will ascertain whether this ranking is far too high or laughably low. For now, that means 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 large for the Knicks right now. Since Bleacher Report’s Dan Favale broke , it’s not impossible to find a situation where Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Anthony Davis all call Madison Square Garden house next year.
Is it likely? Not in the least. But when the Knicks have their built-in marketplace benefits, plus loads of cap room and a decent shot at securing the No. 1 choice, that’s an army of resources many clubs would struggle to match.
There’s also an flooring.
Cap space might not imply Irving and/or Durant. Maybe it’s Kemba Walker and Khris Middleton. Maybe it’s no one. Given the revamped lottery chances, the Knicks might end up drafting fourth or fifth. So, instead of Zion Williamson (along with a potential route to Davis), possibly the draft haul is just Cam Reddish or Jarrett Culver.
New York already has some youth set up, although its potential remains in flux. While Mitchell Robinson looks before schedule and Allonzo Trier has been a tremendous surprise, Kevin Knox looks predictably raw. Additionally, Dennis Smith Jr. is far from a sure thing, also Ntilikina’s outlook is cloudy at best.

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