I'll put this here, though it could go in "offseason trades & FA". I've probably made a few of these points before, but with the season taking a zillion years to end and the draft nowhere in sight, let's do it again!
I'm looking for Rose/WWW/Perrin/Zanin/Aller to be making moves RIGHT AWAY
They don't have to be gigantic moves
But the Knicks have assets to make some kind of moves
IF they think that Ball or Hayes is worth burning an asset for (not RJ or Mitch), like a 2021 pick to move up for Ball (if the scouts and brain trust see him as a difference maker eventually) or that Hayes really solves the issues of PG but costs less to move up a spot or two in the draft, I want to see them do it.
If they can get FVV, I think they should do it
If they can get Oubre and the 10th pick, the should do it
Paul? Not sure. That's a STEEP amount of money for a 35 year old player with a significant injury history
Obviously what they do in the draft and FA influence each other, so FVV would mean no Conley and so on - it's obvious enough what the sensible combinations are, though the Knicks could get FVV AND draft a PG, in certain scenarios
Harris, Holiday, Bertrans, Grant, Baynes - different price points and realism of actually getting, all would be viable contributors to balancing out the team.
40 million in cap space
The 8 pick and 27 pick in the 2020 draft
Probably anywhere from 4-10 in the 2021 draft, with a shot at top 3, plus a probable 24th pick from the Mavs
Mav's 2023 pick - Somewhere between 22 and 27?
I just want to see a vision. Some aggressiveness.
40 million in cap space?
No WAY that shouldn't equate to a FVV AND salary taken on for an extra pick OR multiple salaries taken on for MULTIPLE picks OR a couple of role players in FA (Baynes\Holiday\Grant) AND taking on a player\salary for a pick
The Knicks aren't overloaded with talented youth to just be able to make ANY trade, but there is enough in the way of assets and cap space to make smart moves. If this FO is capable.
The good FO's know what their vision is, what value they assign players in a draft and FA, have a vision of where they want to get to and how to get there, a plan, a backup plan, a tertiary plan etc.
But with what Rose\WWW\Perrrin\Aller and maybe Zanin, plus the boy wonder scout etc, if they don't make something happen in both FA and the draft, I'm already going to start assuming maybe they aren't all that.
There's no way a competent FO shouldn't be able to make either a serious move, or at least really sensible iterative steps this offseason.
Also, I wish they'd get around to firing some of the dead wood in the FO Perry brought onboard. It's bad enough Perry is still around.