There is still plenty of time to speculate about the future of the New York Knicks. Â A majority of Knicks fans are overly optimistic that Kevin Durant will sign with New York. Â However, things have not always worked out for the Knicks.
As much as Knicks fans, including myself, would love to have Durant play in the Garden, there is still a possibility that he does not sign with the Knicks.
If Durant signs somewhere else, then the Knicks still have a lot of money to throw around. Â The organization is in a good position where they will not be reaching for aging players as they have done in the past.
The New York Knicks have to spend their money strategically:
If they were to spend their money elsewhere, then it has to be for players that fit the system that Coach Fizdale is going to run. Â Those players will have to know their role and be able to tutor the younger players. Â Similar to how DeAndre Jordan has helped Mitchell Robinsonâ€™s game.
The Knicks will have to make the right moves for their future and stick with building around their youth. Â They already have a good foundation in Robinson, Dennis Smith Jr., Kevin Knox, and Allonzo Trier.
They will also acquire another young, above-average player with the 3rd pick in this yearâ€™s draft, as long as they do not trade it for Anthony Davis.
The Knicks will be young and that is one of the few times fans can say that. Â As much as fans want to win now, building through the draft will be the main objective.
Could there be more painful seasons to come? Â Possibly. Â But, the franchise has to stay the â€˜youngâ€™ course, if Durant does not sign with the Knicks.