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The Knicks are really dumb, and we knew that all along

Updated: Aug 10, 2019

This is a fact:

When the Knicks traded Kristaps Porzingis and bad salary to the Mavericks in February, they did it with the intention of signing Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. James Dolan basically came out and said it: "From what we've heard, we're going to have a very successful offseason."

This is also a fact:

Yesterday, on the first day of free agency, the Knicks didn’t sign either of those players. They signed Julius Randle to a three-year, $63 million deal, and Taj Gibson to a two-year, $20 million deal. They also added Bobby Portis for $31 million over two years and Reggie Bullock for $21 million over two years. So, yes, they will definitely have enough players to complete the regular season. 

This is also a fact:

After not signing, or even being in the hunt for Durant, who was rumored to be a done-deal to the Knicks for months, reports came out Sunday that the Knicks weren’t even interested in offering Durant a max contract.

This is also a fact:

Last night, team president Steve Mills released this statement: “While we understand that some Knicks fans could be disappointed with tonight’s news, we continue to be upbeat and confident in our plans to rebuild the Knicks to compete for championships in the future, through both the draft and targeted free agents.” Great!

This is what we wrote in February, after the trade:

“The logical thing here would be to assume the Knicks know something none of us do in regards to Porzingis' ACL injury and New York's free agency outlook this summer, but what in the last two decades has delivered legitimacy to that thought?” Answer: nothing.

This is the truth:

As long as James Dolan is the owner, you should never give the Knicks the benefit of the doubt, even if ESPN did.

This is also the truth:

Cap space cannot score points, defend the paint, or pass the ball.


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