Porzingis has been out all the season and the Knicks look like a team destined to draft top 5 next June. But what to make of the current roster? I don’t see anyone who should be untouchable aside
from probably Kevin Knox and Kristaps Porzingis who the Knicks hope to get back before March. Former 9th overall pick Frank Ntilikina is not taking the strides we expected and the Knicks have no clear answer at point guard.
Makes you wonder about Kristaps Porzingis and what roster he could be playing with next season, we don’t want to see him become a disgruntled star by year 3 of a 4-5 year max contract and the Knicks having to move him the same way the Spurs and Cavaliers had to with Kawhi Leonard and Kyrie Irving. The New Orleans Pelicans are dealing with their own situation with Anthony Davis who is trying to remain positive in a situation where titles are not in the future.
So what should the Knicks do? Make sure you put a good enough roster around Porzingis so he can compete and bring a title to New York. Would the addition of Kristaps Porzingis have the Knicks as one of the top 8 seeds in the East right now? I would think so, Porzingis is an all-star and what he does as a scorer and defender on the court can’t be questioned.
If I’m the Knicks I start moving contracts to open up cap space for a run at Kevin Durant, this current Knick roster is awful. Then again would you resign Kristaps Porzingis knowing how fragile bigs his size and weight are? These are questions Scott Perry and Steve Mills should be asking themselves? If Porzingis is not the player you want your team built around you could always move him for a boat load of young talent and draft picks.