The New York Knicks may have just lost out on the biggest free agent prize. Kevin Durant going down with a right Achilles injury has changed everything.
The Knicks will have some bigger decisions to make when free agency opens July 1st. The team could still sign Durant, depending on what he does and how his injury goes. However, it may not be the smartest move.
Then, add on all the rumors circulating about Kyrie Irving wanting to sign with Brooklyn over New York, the Knicks may want to stand pat in free agency.
Just because the Knicks have money does not need they need to spend it, especially on second tier free agents. No need to throw crazy money at Khris Middleton or Tobias Harris.
The Knicks might want to stick it out with the young guys and let them grow. Dennis Smith Jr., Mitchell Robinson, Kevin Knox and Allonzo Trier are the young guns. Hoepefully, RJ Barrett is the other young guy who will be added to that group.
It will be another year of rebuilding, but it is taking the Golden State Warriors path and building through the draft. Bravo Scott Perry. The Knicks could also take on some bad expiring contracts and get draft picks for them.
The Knicks should not need to feel more pressure to sign a player that will ask for max money. They need to have the correct players in place for the future.
It would not be the end of the world if the Knicks do not sign anyone this summer. Fans should feel content with playing all their young guys and continuing to build through the draft. Knicks fans were calling for a youth movement and they can certainly get that now.