NBA 2018-19: 3 Talking points from New York Knicks vs Houston Rockets
#1. The Knicks need the star free agents
The New York Knicks have been bad, really bad, in the 2018-19 NBA season. They traded their star player Kristaps Porzingis to the Dallas Mavericks in order to clear out room to land 2 superstar free agents in the impending free agency.
There have been reports that the Knicks have targeted Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving as their 2 main free agent players that will bring them back to the limelight and they really need these star players next season.
The Knicks fans have never been one to show patience, neither have the media. Fizdale has done a great job tanking this team towards the #1 pick but has to pick up the slack next season and lead the Knicks back to the playoffs.
Improving from a 15 win season is not a huge task but going to the playoffs will change everything for this franchise, who have been in the dumps for a while now. Players like Durant moving here will make them instant contenders, helping satiate the ravenous fan base.
The game against the Rockets put a full stop in this as the team the Knicks put out did not have a single household name that the fans could chant and boast about. The way in which they lost so easily with no real leader to push them back into contention also proved that point. They need that free agency to come soon and they need to land their targets too.