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The New York Knicks had yet another season for the birds and rumors are that they have their eye on Washington Wizards forward Davis Bertans. We barely know who that is, and the Knicks track record of signing complete ding-a-lings should give New Yorkers heartburn.
August 26, 2020
The front office went out last offseason and grabbed Bobby Portis and Julius Randle. What the hell was that? In a league catering to skinny jean wearing point guards, signing multiple back to the basket power forwards was a fat waste of money.
Bertans is much more of a shooter and at 27-years-old is coming off a career year of 15.4 points and 4.5 rebounds. That is not bad at all, but the Knicks have to find a star. Worrying about complimentary players before you lure a superstar to New York is like harping on side dishes when the steak sucks.
Will this signing help lure a star?
Superstars don’t join into a franchise over “career year” 15.4 point/night guys. Kawhi Leonard agreed to sign with the little brothers of L.A not because of Patrick Beverley… but the arrival of Paul George. Davis Bertans will draw no one’s attention to New York and that leaves their only hope to improve on the trade market. A team in New York City would have to force a star into town via trade to create a new culture. Wild.
Good interview with @IanBegley on @WFAN660— Daily Knicks (@DailyKnicksFS) August 25, 2020
The overall theme: He doesn’t see the Knicks using their assets (draft capital + picks) to acquire veteran pieces, they are willing to wait to strike when the time is right (i.e. trade for a rising star), perhaps sign complementary vets
According to these rumors, signing a Davis Bertans-type aligns with this game-plan. This team has no history of signing the right complimentary guys, but they still have to try.
Keep an eye on the Knicks headed into the draft because the next five years of New York basketball relies on it!
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The Knicks are clueless. I mean it…they really are wandering aimlessly, and I’ve been a NYK fan my whole life (going back to the late 60s when we would literally listen to transistor radios in the evening, while leaning on our cars and hoping the Knicks would keep another team under 100 with their great defense). Things change; time moves on, but how do forget how to draft, and game plan, and develop talent…for like decades???