New York Knicks: Five super-early reactions to 2019-20 season

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2. Could the Knicks start selling by December?

The New York Knicks will not stay winless forever, but losing is nothing new for this franchise. Their last winning season happened in 2012-13, with two 65-loss seasons along the way and just one below 50 defeats.

While only three games in, 0-3 does not spell anything positive for the Knicks, and like any team outside of the mix, they enter the conversation to sell players. The team opted against this in 2018-19, besides the franchise-altering Kristaps Porzingis trade, but if the downfall continues, could the selling begin sooner than later?

Besides Randle, each free agent signed in the offseason can hit free agency, whether as an expiring contract, having a team option declined or only owning a partial guarantee of salary for 2020-21. It makes them susceptible to a potential deal, but only after Dec. 15, which is the first date teams can trade players signed in free agency.

Acquiring some of these contracts are not cheap, though, including Morris’ $15 million. He can impact a playoff team at both ends of the court, as seen with the Celtics. Clearing him will give Kevin Knox more opportunities.

Taj Gibson is a secondary option, as a veteran who can also help a contender’s frontcourt. His $9.8 million is also expensive, however, making it difficult to move, especially if Fizdale limits the former Chicago Bull’s playing time.

When Bullock is healthy, the Knicks may have to clear someone from the backcourt, so, perhaps, that is where the transaction comes from. Will it mean Ntilikina is on the move? Does someone make a play for Damyean Dotson?

Clearing a player or two can provide the Knicks an extra draft asset; but if they want to stay competitive and change their perception, it could be a quiet season in the transaction market.