The Knicks aren’t any good. They haven’t been in a while.

For them, all of their optimism lies in the future. Kristaps Porzingis is leading the charge, along with Kevin Knox. But there was an expectation that the 2017 #8 pick was going to be a part of that future as well.

A quarter of the way through the season and it sounds as if New York has thrown in the towel on their star prospect.

(via The Ringer)

“I hate to report this to Knick fans, everyone I talked to was out on [Ntilikina], and it’s quick. He’s not a point guard, they’ve been playing him at backup shooting guard, and he hit some shots early in the season, but the kid can’t shoot. And it was not a good report.”

Yet more bad news for New York.

Recently, reports around the league are indicating that players the team was hoping to acquire via free-agency (KD, Jimmy Butler, Kyrie) are not showing interest in the team.

Meanwhile, their only star in Kristaps Porzingis remains sidelined with an ACL injury.

And now for them to figure out one of their young guys isn’t the player they thought he’d be? That hurts.

To say these are hard times for the Knickerbockers would be putting it lightly.

This hole is going to take more time to dig out of.