Kristaps Porzingis’ ACL tear in February not only closed the door on any lingering 2017-18 playoff dreams for the New York Knicks, it knocked them out of the 2018-19 race, too. Owner James Dolan has raised the possibility that Porzingis will miss next season, per Larry Brooks of the New York Post.nfl jersey wholesale
Even if the Knicks wanted to chase a target next summer, they won’t have the horsepower.
But New York’s motivations have nothing to do with next season’s wins column. They’re tied to improving its 2019 free-agency recruitment efforts through developing its young talent and maximizing cap space.best nfl jerseys
“Their plan is to not sign anyone to long-term deals and to shed contracts that have more than one year remaining,” Newsday’s Al Iannazzone wrote. “That means Courtney Lee and Joakim Noah might not be Knicks much longer.”
Kyle O’Quinn reportedly declined his $4.3 million option, and the Knicks should use second-rounder Mitchell Robinson to fill O’Quinn’s old minutes. It makes little sense to bring back Michael Beasley since he’d dominate possessions nfl jersey for cheap that could otherwise go to prospects. Jarrett Jack proved a useful stopgap and sage veteran, but there are better ways for rebuilders to use roster spots than on a 34-year-old reserve.
Granted, this isn’t exactly a talent exodus—the Knicks were a 53-loss squad last season—nfl jerseys cheap authentic but the on-court product figures to worsen before it gets any better. As big as ‘Bockers backers tend to dream, this season should be about cherishing baby-step progress by Robinson, Kevin Knox, Frank Ntilikina, Emmanuel Mudiay, Trey Burke and Damyean Dotson.