Hoo boy. As a Knicks fan, you finally think you’ve hit rock bottom… Not even close.
FWIW, The Knicks have tons of cap space, Dennis Smith Jr, an unprotected Mavs 2021 1st rounder, and a protected 2023rd 1st as a result. They also have all their own future picks.
Seemed as if Porzingis wanted out. I can only imagine, after the debacle of Phil Jackson’;s years, the impression that NYK was willing to put him out there for Anthony Davis cemented his resolve.
I’m not optimistic that NYK can seduce two max players this summer, and they can’t get a higher than 14% chance at Zion. That said, I’m still willing to give Scott Perry, the GM, the benefit of the doubt. Don’t blow all your money on 2nd and third tier players if the KD/Kyrie/Kawhi/Klay’s of the world don’t line up to play at MSG. Keep it going w/ the slow build, play your rookies, and stay liquid.
Meanwhile, if KP is actually healthy, the Mavs should be a fun team. Honestly, I was not convinced KP could carry a franchise. Every game against Lauri Markkanen of the Bulls last year, as an example, KP seemed outclassed. Even Marcus Smart shoved KP in his school locker on defense. Still, if Luka can run the show, KP can absolutely shine. I’m looking forward to seeing how it develops.