NY Knicks: Spending big on multiple free agents would be a mistake

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As the NY Knicks prepare for 2021 free agency, there seems to be zero consensus among fans and analysts as to who the top targets should be.

There is plenty of talent to pick from, but this is not a top-heavy free agency class. Unless Kawhi Leonard and Chris Paul somehow decide to go elsewhere, there aren’t going to be any All-Stars available.

NY Knicks: This is a crucial offseason for improvement

I’ve talked about it a lot already. How the Knicks need to find the perfect balance in the offseason that they found during the regular season this past year. The sacred balance of creating a winning culture while being built for sustained success.

So how does this team achieve winning-culture-youth-development-improving-the-roster nirvana this offseason? New York is ahead of schedule. If this was a star-studded offseason, they would be poised to make a huge splash.

The reality is, this isn’t one of those offseasons that shifts the dynamics of the entire league. There are some players available who would absolutely help solve some of the Knicks’ problems, and NY shouldn’t be afraid to get more talent on the roster.

Still, you don’t want to recklessly spend money to build a team that’s just, well, a perennial below-championship-level roster. Let’s take a look at the top of the free agency class and see who NY may target.