The New York Knicks may not have a fun offseason ahead of them, but that doesn’t mean they won’t get their feet wet by recruiting young free agents.
It hasn’t been a great season for the New York Knicks, and that’s pretty much the grandest understatement you can say about just how atrocious this season has been. The team is struggling to get anything going and the future — while potentially bright — seems so far away.
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There has been a lot made about the Knicks cap space situation entering the 2015 offseason but even though it appears the team won’t be super active until 2016, they still have plans to be at least a little active in 2015 as well.
According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, there is a pretty good possibility that the Knicks will end up with Greg Monroe, Tobias Harris or both this offseason.
"Despite all the talk about the Knicks’ 2015 cap space, several league executives think they’re going to have a hard time landing players given their bleak situation. They do believe the Knicks have a legitimate shot at two guys — Long Island’s Tobias Harris and Monroe."
Harris has long been linked to the Knicks, as has Monroe, as both players fill big needs that the team has. They also happen to be long term fixes for big problems, as the Knicks need frontcourt depth to go along with Carmelo Anthony and both Harris and Monroe can help there.
They won’t be veteran fixes either, as the Knicks are building for the long haul and signing both — or even one — of these stars on the rise could be huge. Then again, Harris is a restricted free agent this summer and that means the Orlando Magic can match any offer the Knicks serve up. Monroe may be easier to get, as he will hit free agency this offseason unrestricted and can sign with whoever he wants.
That doesn’t guarantee it will be the Knicks but it could mean somewhat of a bright offseason for a team that has been blacked out in total darkness all season long.
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