For those that pay even a little attention to the NBA these days, you already know how much of a disaster the Knicks have been in recent years.
But for those that have been living under a rock, the New York Knicks have been submerged in irrelevancy and drama since...well, since as long as we can remember. And instead of getting better with, it actually got worse as time passed on.
Now, the Knicks are left in shambles after the Carmelo trade, stuck with a front office that has no clue, with a roster that has no talent, and a future that has no clear direction. Stuck in the middle of it all is the super-talented big man, Kristaps Porzingis. Regarding New York, he is the future of basketball for the city. With KP at the helm, any plan the Knicks come up with for the future will start with him.
But, unfortunately for the Knicks, he may not stay long enough to see that plan through. When asked by the New York Daily News if he still needs to see changes from the Knicks before committing long term, Porzingis responded with a simple, “Yeah.”
A few seconds passed before he gave this breif, follow up comment: “Yeah. That’s it.”
To be straightforward, it seems that Kristaps wants to see improvement for the franchise before he commits to signing there, even if it means skipping out on a super-max deal.
Unlike Carmelo Anthony, Porzingis isn't going to make the mistake of committing to a team that has absolutely no idea what it's doing. He won't place his trust in a team that doesn't deserve it. And, admittedly, he shouldn't.
So as things move along for the 2017-18 season, so will the time-clock on the Knicks hopes of keeping their star big man. If they don't get in shape soon, they may be even worse off than they are now.