The New York Knicks started out hot in the summer league, and even with a current 2-1 record, they could end up competing in the championship.
Although the summer league is not a great indicator of regular season success, it can be a good assessor of individual young talent. In this category, it seems New York may have a couple names that are proving to be threats for everyday roster spots next season.
The Knicks have invested heavily in a patient rebuild, building piece by piece through the draft and free agency moves, rather than swinging for a massive star player.
Although every franchise covets getting the star player, some franchises have developed their own through the years, and have created championship caliber rosters through the process. The greatest example of this is the Golden State Warriors.
I’m not saying New York has found its Stephen Curry or Klay Thompson, but I do think this summer league has surely opened a discussion about the Knicks’ young arsenal of talent, and what exactly might await their futures.