The New York Knicks have minimal cap space, but can still add quality free agents. Who should the Knicks attempt to sign in 2018?
The New York Knicks are preparing for a period of free agency that will test Scott Perry and Steve Mills’ patience. Cap space may or may not present itself, but in either scenario, the Knicks will have opportunities to make moves for the future.
Thankfully, New York won’t have to break the bank to add quality pieces to a roster that needs help as it prepares for a challenging 2018-19 campaign.
New York has a solid core in place with Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr., Frank Ntilikina, and Kevin Knox. It also has promising players in Trey Burke, Emmanuel Mudiay, Mitchell Robinson, and Troy Williams, who could prove to be key contributors down the line.
While the plan may be to empower the younger players and embrace the long-term rebuild, that doesn’t necessarily mean that other players shouldn’t be signed.
General manager Scott Perry has made it clear that the Knicks plan to hand out short-term contracts during the 2018 offseason. New York is aiming to conserve cap space for 2019, when the likes of Kyrie Irving, Kawhi Leonard, and Kemba Walker will be free agents.
Thankfully, there are a number of free agents whom the New York Knicks could confidently target during the summer of 2018 on team-friendly contracts.