NY Knicks: How the team can land Zion Williamson

Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett, NY Knicks. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
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The NY Knicks are armed with assets, and the clock continues to tick for the next unhappy NBA star to become available. The Giannis Sweepstakes were cut short after he signed an extension with the Milwaukee Bucks. After James Harden’s trade to the Brooklyn Nets, eyes turned to Bradley Beal, who appears to be staying in Washington for the time being.  Knicks fans should be satisfied with their young core: Julius Randle, RJ Barrett, Immanuel Quickly, and Mitchell Robinson are a formidable group to build around. The days of theorizing about how Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and Zion Williamson would share ball-handling duties have come and gone, and they are not missed.

Could The NY Knicks lure Zion Williamson to the big city?

With that being said, the stars are aligning for what reads like a pipe dream, a diary entry, fan fiction, and straight-up lunacy: Zion Williamson signing with the New York Knicks.

The NY Knicks shouldn’t be buying billboards as they did for LeBron or even clearing cap space as the Heat did for Giannis. Even the suggestion feels like a step too far. However, it’s worth exploring the scenario that could bring the former #1 overall pick and Duke star to the Big Apple – not only as a fun thought experiment but as a representation of the flexible and well-constructed position the Knicks have found themselves in. Allow me to indulge, as I run through the reasons (as far fetched as they may be) that the Knicks could land Zion Williamson.