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Schmeelk: Knicks’ Offseason Plan Must Not Compromise Future

May 18th, 2017 at 10:34 AM
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By John Schmeelk
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With the Knicks locked into the eighth pick in the NBA Draft, they have a better idea of what they’re offseason is going to look like.

Any hopes of jumping up in the lottery to get a transformational player like Markelle Fultz or Lonzo Ball are gone. In the order of importance, here’s what the Knicks need to do to put the team on a solid course moving forward.

Draft the best player available

It’s a cliché, but it’s a cliché for a reason. The Knicks are in a long-term rebuild and the only thing that matters is for them to get the player with the most talent and best chance to succeed as a pro.

The only exception is to consider how said player would fit with Kristaps Porzingis, which would eliminate Lauri Markkanen. Anyone else, including Jonathan Isaac, should be a consideration. Fit with the triangle should not be part of the evaluation whatsoever. It would be shocking if the Knicks are still running it three seasons from now. Acquiring another draft pick late in the first round for cash or a player should also be a possibility here.

Don’t get a bad return for Carmelo Anthony

Recent reports indicate that the market for Carmelo Anthony has dried up. Others contend Anthony might purposely play hardball with Phil Jackson using his no-trade clause to force James Dolan to choose between the two of them. Whatever the case might be the Knicks

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