Which homebound players could play their next game as New York Knicks?
As the NBA is set to resume in Orlando, if the coronavirus cooperates, several players will not be making the trip south. Only 22 teams were invited back to play, leaving eight rosters stuck at home, with additional players opting out of returning to play for a variety of personal reasons.
Knicks president Leon Rose is expected to shake up the New York Knicks roster this offseason. Before he does that, he will need to hire a new coach with at least eleven candidates expected to be interviewed. While it appears Tom Thibodeau is the front-runner, it will be interesting to see if a dark horse emerges from the bunch.
Once a head coach is selected, it will be time to assemble a roster for next season, something the Knicks will have plenty of time to do, as the draft and free agency will be held in October this year.
Depending on when the 2020-21 season can be scheduled, it could be 9-10 months between competitive games for the Knicks. Hopefully, they will be able to participate in some kind of summer league type tournament to get their players some work.
Beyond the players already on the Knicks roster, there are several others who will need to find creative ways to stay in shape during this prolonged offseason. Could some of those players eventually find their way to New York?
Let’s take a look at three players who won’t be playing in Orlando, meaning their next NBA game could be as members of the New York Knicks.