Full offseason report card and grade
The New York Knicks didn’t have a ton to do, but they were active on the margins to improve the roster and stay ready to take another step forward. How does the summer look in total?
Declined Derrick Rose’s team option
Signed Donte DiVincenzo
Josh Hart opted in
Filled two-way slots
Traded Obi Toppin
If the New York Knicks trade for Zach LaVine, or James Harden, or Paul George, or…well, any star, it will instantly become the defining moment of the offseason. The Toppin trade and the DiVincenzo signing are meaningful, but they ultimately won’t define the future of the Knicks’ franchise.
Adding a second star would be, so perhaps an overall grade should have a sprig of “incomplete” as they bide their time. For now, however, we can look at the moves they did make – minor or not – and evaluate the Knicks’ decision-making.
The Toppin trade was poor value, but it wasn’t a bad deal; everything else looks like a clear positive. That deserves a clear positive grade.