whocares1 wrote:thebuzzardman wrote:Reign23 wrote:we are paying kanter, noah, timmy, lee and thomas a combined 73.850.944 $ next season incredible.
Knicks best chance at become even remotely decent are:
Getting lucky enough to get high enough in this draft so that even they can't blow the pick
KP is out until February and the Knicks are a top tank team next year, and KP coming back during the season doesn't produce wins
They hit on the draft a 2nd time. They let Kanter expire but do NOT slot anyone into his salary space. Maybe KOQ gets a raise to 9 millon (+5 million) and Kanter leaves -18 million) and Knicks save 13 million.
They play yet another season, but now KP is back in full and they have two relatively high picks joining him and some combination of THJr\CLee\Frank and/or Burke and/or Mudiay etc and they aren't all that good but not bad and pick in teens.
After 2.5 seasons, Noah, CLee, LFT expire and Knicks have 38 million for FA, + 13 million of KOQ vs Enes savings = 51 million, though in there they have to make a decision on KP, which would what, eat up 1/2 that? They'd still have room for one max cat if he resigns. Which I'm not sure about anymore.
You pretty much hit everything on the nose. That should be the plan but of course won't be the plan.
It is hard to say. In 2 years we may be faced with a chance to move Noah (then expiring) along with Frank (possible George Hill level 21-year old) and the 2019 pick for Lillard during that draft.
Kanter(or O'Quinn either way 12M for the position)/2018 pick (Jaren Jackson jr?)