The New York Knicks continue to be one of the most controversial teams in the NBA. They entered the season with expectations but have underachieved to this point. They are currently 23-27 and out of the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference. This was not supposed to happen after the front office made some free-agent additions.
Kemba Walker and Evan Fournier were acquired in free agency this year. The Knicks got off to a strong start before coming back down to Earth. Julius Randle signed an extension in the offseason and has not lived up to his money just yet.
The bright spot has been the recent play of RJ Barrett, who is beginning to take over as the No. 1 option on the team. The fact remains that the Knicks need a superstar if they want to compete in any facet in the league.
That is what the Knicks are lacking at the moment. They recently gave up a first-round pick for Cam Reddish. While this is not the star they need to take the next step,
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Cam Reddish has a connection with RJ Barrett and a high ceiling in the league. Reddish has the size and shooting ability to compete at a high level in the NBA. Now, the Knicks need to improve the point guard position and attempt to find a star.
This can be done either in a trade or in free agency next season. If theNew York Knicks look for that option this year, there are some options that could be available in a trade.