The New York Knicks have a bright, young future ahead of them.
Some fans may think that the Knicks are going to have another one, two, or maybe three more years of rebuilding, due to the Kevin Durant injury. To be honest, that is acceptable.
If the Knicks are not able to sign Durant for whatever reason, they are still in the best shape possible for the future.
The organization has youth, which is a primary necessity. When was the last time fans were able to say that? Seems like forever. The young core consists of 19-year-old Kevin Knox, Mitchell Robinson, Dennis Smith Jr., Allonzo Trier and hopefully RJ Barrett.
Barrett has the potential to be an immediate plug-in starter averaging 20 PPG. Robinson is already a shot-blocking phenomenon. Smith Jr., explosive and still scratching the surface of his potential. Trier, get buckets. Knox, working to improve his game – major upside.
The Knicks have everything they need to move forward towards success:
The Knicks also have plenty of cap space for this off-season, even if they don’t make a big splash. They also have plenty of draft picks ahead of them in the future. Two things that fans have not been able to say in years.
With all of the negative that could potentially occur this offseason, the team is still in good shape moving forward. With the allocation towards youth and building through the draft, the only direction is up, and that’s something to be proud of after years of taking steps back.