5. Is The Roster Set In Stone?
With the decision to waive Troy Williams, the New York Knicks have officially trimmed the roster down to 17 players. That includes the two-way contracts that were handed to shooting guard Allonzo Trier and power forward Isaiah Hicks.
Knowing that the Knicks can enter the 2018-19 season without having to make another roster adjustment, an obvious question beckons: Is it set in stone?
New York could conceivably ask head David Fizdale to build his rotation around this current collection of players. There’s talent at all five positions, including a surplus of under-25 athletes who have something to prove in the pursuit of a long-term contract.
Thus, the Knicks could conceivably stay put and allow the 2018-19 season to play out with the current roster, with the trade deadline being the date to watch.
In saying that, there are significant roster decisions that the Knicks could soon make. That includes an opportunity to unload upwards of $60 million in remaining salary while simultaneously creating playing time for the up-and-coming players on the roster.
With the roster count down to 17 players, however, the first and most obvious question is simple: Has the roster been set in stone?