NY Knicks: Predicting 3 different starting lineups for 2021-22 season

Bradley Beal, New York Knicks. (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)
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NY Knicks, Bradley Beal, Jalen Suggs, Lonzo Ball, Buddy Hield
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As this is being written, the NY Knicks are 25-27 and sit in the 8th seed in the Eastern Conference rankings, which would be good enough to make it into the play-in tournament.

Seeing how ESPN projected them to win just 22 games and ranked them 29th overall, the way the season has turned out so far is a pleasant surprise for most Knicks fans.

I’m one of the few who expects so much more than what we’ve been getting out of this team, but maybe that’s just due to me being starved of a consistent winning culture for my favorite basketball team for so long.

I’ve been a Yankees fan for as long as I can remember and I’ve watched my favorite football team, the New York Giants, win 2 Superbowls in my lifetime.

So call me spoiled all you want but as much as I’d like the Knicks to continue improving organically, I wouldn’t be mad if they went out and had a crazy offseason with a completely re-tooled and reloaded lineup.

What do you think the NY Knicks’ starting lineup should look like next year?

As you all know, I am the self-proclaimed, internet GM of the Knicks, and trades are my thing.

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always been the guy to start up NBA 2K and begin a franchise mode…with the Knicks of course.

I love tinkering with different trades and free-agent signings and trying to win a title as soon as I possibly could.

Other than the infamous 2012-2013 #Knickstape season, it’s safe to assume that winning a title was a bit difficult to do from time to time.

The way I see it, the Knicks can approach the offseason in 3 different ways; continue to build organically, make a big signing and a trade, or absolutely go for broke and shock the world with a massive blockbuster trade.

For this article, I’ll be putting my GM hat on like I did back when I played a lot more NBA 2K than I probably should have and using my crystal basketball to look a few months into the future.

Here are 3 potential starting lineups I could see the Knicks sporting for the 2021-22 season.