The New York Knicks they started the window of the transfer market this summer by taking over Jalen Brunson (which we will talk about in more detail at the end), but it is well known that the great objective of New Yorkers was Donovan Mitchell.
With the escort in the direction of the Cleveland Cavaliersthose from The Big Apple set their eyes on Shai Gilgeous-Alexanderalthough it seems that it is not going to move from oklahoma city Thunder. In any case, you already know, the Knicks have to be behind a star, yes or yes, even if they later ignore him.
But now it seems that everything indicates that this season they are going to start it as they are. It is said that they want to try their new trio (Jalen Brunson, R. J. Barrett and julius randle) to see how it is, before modifying anything.
In case that Tom Thibodeau keep the squad that is there now, the starting lineup could be: Jalen Brunson, Evan FournierR. J. Barrett, Julius Randle, and Mitchell Robinson. With Derrick Rose, Immanuel Quickley, Cam Reddish, Obi Toppin and Quentin Grimes Coming off the bench, there is room for improvement compared to last season. Maybe not up to 2 years ago, finishing fourth in the Eastern Conference, but why not scratch a spot in the playoffs.
Brunson has been a free agent acquisition after ending his relationship with the Dallas Mavericksand Mitchell Robinson and RJ Barrett, have become the first players to extend their contracts after taking rookie salary with the New York Knicks since charlie ward in 1999.
In terms of transfers, Julius Randle is the one that sounded the most. The idea was to make more room for Obi Toppin and see what he would be capable of playing more minutes, even as a starter. But finally it seems that the future of New York takes another course.
The Jalen Brunson case
As we reported about 6 weeks ago, the signing of Jalen Brunson is under investigation by the NBA due to tampering. Tampering is an illegal action in the league, which consists of negotiating between players or franchises outside of the transfer season. Obviously, there is much more going on than the NBA would have you believe, but last year they sanctioned milwaukee bucks and Miami Heat unable to participate in the draft. A situation that the Knicks could suffer for next season, if this case is finally confirmed.