The New York Knicks have been watching and waiting for the right star to go after, and by the time 2028 rolls around, the team should have added a big-name player (or two). New York has put itself in a good position without trading for a star, so imagine how the roster will look in five years.
It’s been 50 years since the Knicks won their last NBA title, a streak fans are hoping they’ll get to see snapped in their lifetime. If Leon Rose can play his cards right, and so far he has, New York could soon be labeled a true championship contender.
If another title hasn’t already been delivered to NYC with the starting lineup below, one could be on the way.
New York Knicks’ dream starting lineup in five years
Knicks’ dream point guard in 2028: Jalen Brunson
The four-year contract Jalen Brunson signed last summer in free agency runs through the 2025-26 season, a $24.9 million player option. When it comes time for him to sign an extension, he’ll get the bag he deserves.
Brunson blew past the expectations others had for him in his first season in New York, and his history shows he will continue to improve. At the start of 2028-29, Brunson should’ve already made a couple of All-NBA and All-Star teams. Those are feats he still hasn’t achieved but the snub could motivate him that much more for 2023-24.
The Knicks have shown a commitment to building around Brunson, and he should still be around in five years. He’ll be 32, three years younger than Steph Curry is now. Brunson hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down anytime soon, which will only benefit New York in its championship push.