The New York Knicks haven’t had a great deal of success in the past. They have spent most of their time simply attempting to develop a consistent playoff candidate. However, the Knicks went all-out this summer in their effort to assemble the finest roster possible. But despite the franchise’s valiant efforts, they ultimately failed and suffered financial losses.
Apart from that, as Jalen Brunson, RJ Barrett, and Julius Randle have signed massive contracts, the team has a nucleus that they can depend on for the foreseeable future. While some people are optimistic about the Knicks’ new look, not everyone shares those views. Fans criticized the group for paying those men so much money on Twitter, for instance. Let’s take a look at some of the hilarious fan reactions,
This has to be the most expensive Mid 3 ever https://t.co/j2wCwW47NH
— Patrick Lawrence (@iAmPatrickL) August 30, 2022
— Skiillz 💋 (@Mzskiillz) August 31, 2022
The Knicks have $340M+ invested in their new Big 3, Jalen Brunson, RJ Barrett, and Julius Randle pic.twitter.com/XiDKNincLm
— NBA Retweet (@RTNBA) August 30, 2022
While none of those players are at the top of their game, they should keep the Knicks competitive in the East and might even surprise with a run in the playoffs. The fact that Donovan Mitchell’s name keeps coming up indicates that what they now have is likely insufficient for them to succeed in winning a championship.
the 2020s knicks are the new version of the 2010s pistons idk how to explain it https://t.co/bjSIgRNyxo
— probably not zariq (@notrazpberry) August 31, 2022
— GivePeaceAChance (@ThirdRail44) August 30, 2022
Mitchell, a young superstar and skilled scorer, has the potential to elevate this team, and the Knicks may yet be able to negotiate a trade to acquire him. “The Jazz continue to have strong interest in Knicks’ wing RJ Barrett, per SNY sources. Evan Fournier’s name has also come up in discussions, sources say.”
“The Jazz are seeking at multiple first-round picks. Utah would want at least one of the trio of Obi Toppin, Quentin Grimes and Immanuel Quickley in a trade if Barrett is included, per sources.”
“Last month, SNY reported that people in touch with the Knicks early in the free agency period were under the impression that the club had no interest in trading the former No. 3 pick. That stance has shifted. Some New York decision-makers are open to including Barrett in a trade for Mitchell, sources say”