Who will the knicks draft
Its a long year.They put a lot into.Well take two, three weeks get away to decompress, reenergize and then well start talking about the plans for the summer and what we have to do next.Here are five issues as the Knicks wield 60 million in cap space for Aug.1s free agency: How do the Knicks find a starting point guard?Its a perennial issue never more pressing now that the club feels there are three building blocks in place with Julius Randle, RJ Barrett and a healthy Mitchell Robinson.
They have signed Argentinian Luca Vildoza for next season, but hes 25 and may need a year of NBA seasoning.The home runs are if Chris Paul really does decline his player option with the Suns as reported or hoping superstar Damian Lillard requests a trade from Portland; the Knicks have one of his mentors, Johnnie Bryant, on their staff.What to do with Julius Randles contract is a big question for the tty Images.
There were rumblings Lillard was disillusioned with the Blazers not moving closer to title contention.Lillard just won Thursdays Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award for on- and off-court leadership a young Chris Paul type.Then, his team was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs despite his heroic performances.The Knicks have cap space and a trove of first-round picks to peddle two in this draft to work out a deal.Lonzo Ball is a restricted free agent and theres mutual interest.
Hes improved his 3-point shooting and defense and fits the bill of pass-first point guard.Unrestricted free-agent veterans Kyle Lowry, Dennis Schroder and Mike Conley are intriguing candidates, as is Charlottes Devonte Graham and the Nets Spencer Dinwiddie.Figure Elfrid Payton and Frank Ntilikina are history.Rookie Immanuel Quickley is not a starting point guard.Another playmaker to keep in mind is the Knicks killer TJ McConnell of the Pacers.