The Knicks need more than one star player
The New York Knicks are a long way from becoming a title contender.
The good news is that they might get a big boost next summer
A report came out last week stating that the Knicks have a good chance at signing Golden State Warriors star forward Kevin Durant when he becomes a free agent next summer.
Now if Durant does sign with the Knicks will they be a championship team?
Honestly, I don’t believe they will.
For one thing, the Knicks still don’t have a legit point guard.
The jury is out on Frank Ntilikina as Trey Burke and Emmanuel Mudiay both continue to play OK along with Ntilikina during the current preseason.
Not to mention that no one knows how Kristaps Porzingis will be one he comes back from his ACL injury. He might miss this season all-together, which might be a good thing.
If Durant signs with the Knicks in 2019, there best players will likely be Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr., who isn’t an All-Star and Kevin Knox, who is years away from reaching his potential.
The only way the Knicks are going to be able to contend for a title if they’re able to bring in another big-time player like Durant and I’m not sure who that is.
When looking at the free agent class for next summer, Klay Thompson might stay with the Warriors, Kyrie Irving has stated that he’s staying in Boston, Kawhi Leonard is expected to head west to the Los Angeles Clippers if he doesn’t re-sign with the Toronto Raptors and Jimmy Butler could go to the Miami Heat.
The best case scenario for the Knicks right now would be to get a high draft pick for 2019 and get a lottery pick that they’re able to develop or use as trade bait in order to bring in another star. They could also trade Kevin Knox for a player that can help them win with Durant right away.
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