NY Knicks: 3 questions still haunting the Knicks this season

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NY Knicks, Obi Toppin, Mitchell Robinson
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When is the right time for the NY Knicks to trade for a Superstar?

This is another topic of conversation that’s brought up a lot and it baffles me how many fans out there hate the idea of the Knicks “trading the farm” for a Superstar.

I guess they’re so scorn by Knicks’ front offices of the past that all they want the team to do is to continue building organically through the draft and minor free agency moves.

If you’re reading this and that’s what you believe, I’m sorry but I would bet the house on that not being the case for very long.

It’s no longer a question of if, but when the Knicks make a huge trade. The writing is on the wall, folks.

Example A…they used up all of their available cap space instead of keeping a chunk of it open for next summer.

A telltale sign that a team is loading up on moveable contracts to pair together in order to match another big, incoming contract.

Example B…on draft night, they traded the 19th pick to Charlotte for a future 1st, which they did for two reasons.

Firstly to free up even more cap space for this past summer in order to be able to take on more players this past offseason and second, to have more draft capital to offer out in trades in the near future.

Over the next 3 years, they’ll have 5 first-round draft picks and a whopping 15 second-round selections.

Basically everyone on the roster today will be under contract for the next 2 to 3 seasons guaranteed except Taj Gibson.

That means 11 players that are on the team today will still be on the team in two years if they’re not dealt beforehand.

Where the heck are they fitting 20 new players over the next 3 seasons?

Even if only 10 of those 20 picks are actually good and are deserving of a roster spot…WHERE ARE THEY FITTING 10 NEW PLAYERS?!

Like I said, it’s not if but when the team pulls the trigger on a huge trade. The real concern is when and for who.

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