The next NBA season appears to be a very promising one for the New York Knicks given the fact that the team might be making some splash in both the free agency and draft. Following an awful season in which they finished with the worst record of the league, the Knicks, alongside the Cleveland Cavaliers and Phoenix Suns are highly likely to get the first overall pick in the upcoming draft, and, without any hesitation, selected all-hyped Zion Williamson.
Nonetheless, this won’t go as most people think it will since Knicks don’t seem to be planning their future with Williamson as part of the team. In fact, they would use him as currency exchange to get one of the best players in the league to the Big Apple.
According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, the Knicks have doubts on Williamson’s potential and whether or not he will reach the level of players like LeBron James or Anthony Davis.
“While the Knicks love Williamson’s intangibles and electric talent, they also are hardly sure he will ever rise to the stratosphere of LeBron James — or Davis, who has become an inside and outside monster.”
Bergman says that the Knicks might end up offering Williamson to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for the mentioned Anthony Davis. However, this wouldn’t be good enough or New Orleans, as they would expect more in order to get rid of the Brow. New Orleans is reportedly high on Williamson, but that doesn’t mean they will settle with only one player in exchange for AD.
This summer can bring either a lot of happiness to the Knicks if they make the right moves or become a total disaster if they don’t do the things that need to be done in order to become contenders. They will have several decisions to make the upcoming offseason and the opportunity they have to bring something powerful won’t repeat in the near future. They have the chance, now we have to wait to see if they’re going to take it.