Often, we group NBA teams into one of two categories. You’ve got contenders, and you’ve got rebuilders.
There’s some logic in that thinking. If you don’t have a chance of winning an NBA title, you might as well be thinking about the future, right?
Perhaps. On the other hand, there’s some merit in staying the course.
If a team simply puts the best product they can on the floor on an annual basis, they give themselves a better chance of landing a star player.
That’s been the objective of the New York Knicks in recent years. It’s been ages since they were title contenders, but for the past several years, they’ve mostly been competitive.
Would adding Gary Trent Jr. improve them this season?