What should Knicks’ front desk do now?

After a boring, boring draft night, Knicks fans spent a lot of their off season wondering about potential Donovan Mitchell deals and asking themselves all kinds of questions. Who else will trade the Knicks? What will the remaining list look like? How good is the team headed by Donovan Mitchell and Jalen Bronson? Well, fans can put all these questions aside for now, because Mitchell wouldn’t be a good fit for the Knicks but now we have to ask ourselves: What now? Where does this team – who still have the venture capital, little chops and an incomplete roster – go in a bid to return to the playoffs after the incredibly disappointing 2021-22 season?

First and foremost, the team must continue to explore deals for Julius Randle. it was there Reports That the team has already considered doing so, but it appears to be a difficult task. This does not mean that the team needs to trade Randle at all costs. Despite playing some ineffective and frustrating basketball last season, Randall only had one year left of being an All-Star and being on his second All-NBA team. While he may never reach those peaks again, there may still be some hope that the enthusiastic Randle will become a strong and productive player again.

Could Randall take a bit of a back seat to the newly signed Bronson and be more than just a drummer and secondary playmaker? If he could do it – just like his time with Swans, where he was average 21.4 PPG, 8.7 RPG and 3.1 APG at 52.4% From the field – it will fit perfectly. But that’s a big deal if. Outside his only year with the Pelicans and his career year in 2020-21, Randle has been, for the most part, the same player. It’s unlikely Randall will ever regain his touch of the third and intermediate level he was two years ago. Which is why the Knicks might have to trade Randle. Doing so would free up space for Obi Tobin, and force coach Tom Tebodeau to play the young striker. It also gives the team a fresh start as they look to embrace an all-light rebuild.

Second, the team should look to trade with Yvan Fournier. This will not be easier to achieve than finding a recipient for Randle as it owes $55 million over the next three seasons. But if the Knicks can offload Fournier for a player who could make more money with fewer years on his contract, it would help the Knicks maintain their flexibility in their search for the next disgruntled superstar. This, like Randle’s potential trade, would also make room for the team’s stable of young guards. it was there Rumors That the Knicks did not want to trade Quentin Grimes, which means the team may already be planning to put him in early this season.

Regardless of Grimes’ position, it doesn’t make sense for a team that is likely to fight for an extremely low playoff seed to hang on to a veteran who won’t be part of their future plans. The elite of Fournier’s outside shot can still entice rival teams looking to add spaces to make a last-minute move. While it seems unlikely at the moment, they should explore all options to trade Fournier.

The Knicks also need to determine what kind of role Cam Reddish plays – or doesn’t play – on this team. Reddish, just 23 years old, is still someone with great potential. He may be blunt and matte but we’ve all seen how talented he is. Whether it’s his natural, smooth shooting touch, his next-level athletic style that seemingly allows him to slip past defenses, or his length, there’s just something there. But as the Atlanta Hawks and their fans have learned, it’s all about being consistent with Reddish. The young ward does not always seem to be fully engaged both physically and mentally. We’ve seen players like that who’ve never fully brought them together. For all we know, Reddish could suffer the same fate. But there’s still a chance that with more direction and maturity, along with a more consistent and bigger role, he could turn out to be what many fans and scouts saw when he was coming out of Duke.

But to have the opportunity to grow, Front Office and Thibodeau need to get on the same page in regards to his role. As much as we all hate to see him move to another team and thrive, it doesn’t make sense to put him on that team if he’s going to play in moderation. While players like Toppin and Quickley didn’t get as much playing time as fans wanted, at least they had consistent minutes and a role they could count on. We couldn’t even say that about Reddish in his limited time with the Knicks last season.

Much of the media has questioned the Knicks’ front office moves this summer, but the team has been doing a lot of good over the past few months. They finally get to guard their future by securing Bronson for a 4-year deal. They extended RJ Barrett and Mitchell Robinson, and even added Isaiah Hartenstein in one of the best off-season deals. Sure, Knicks hit Mitchell, but that’s okay. They kept their choices and young core. So while it’s possible that the offseason overall so far is rated average, they still have time to make some moves and put this team in a really strong position going forward.