Presidential candidate Andrew Yang has been very open about the New York Knicks.Â He said that the current state of the Knicks is their ‘darkest times’.Â However, if one was paying attention to what the team is doing, fans can see the future is bright.
Yang was a Knicks fans until the struggles became too much for him.Â He jumped ship and is, allegedly, now a Brooklyn Nets fan.Â Only die-hards know what fans have been through on this long journey as a Knicks fan.
Times have most certainly been darker.Â It appears he was not paying close attention to the Isiah Thomas years.
Just because the Knicks missed out on all big name free agents this summer does not mean that they are in basketball purgatory.Â At first glance, some fans might have overreacted and rightfully so.Â But, when you break down the moves they have made, there is light at the end of the tunnel.
When was the last time Knicks fans can say they have a promising young core?Â Or, that they own 7 1st-round draft picks in next 5 years?Â Never.Â Even last year, when they had the league’s worst record, they had one of the youngest roster’s.Â That does not mean much, but it is a good start.
The Knicks have also drafted well since Scott Perry has become the general manager.Â They are finally trying to develop their players instead of giving up on them after a few seasons.Â The Kings were also in a dark place until Perry took over, and they too are on the come-up.
The Knicks are set up to succeed in the future.Â It may not be this season, but the ball is rolling.Â The team has tried numerous ‘quick fixes’ and they almost always back fire.Â Except for 2012-13, their last playoff appearance.
No one said that being a Knicks fan was easy.Â It is the most frustrating thing in the world.Â Fans have been begging for a winning product and this is how they get there.Â Breaking it down, building from the bottom up.Â For once, things are different.
Yes, some big name free agents would have helped, but the Knicks have a different feel to them for a change.Â They have put a young core in place to succeed and grow as one.Â Being a Knicks fan is difficult, but there is finally some light on the horizon.