The New York Knicks are looking to build themselves back to playoff contention in the Eastern Conference. It has been quite some time since they have been viewed as serious contenders, and Phil Jackson’s goal is to get them back to that point some time in the next few years.
Jackson made the move to acquire Derrick Rose from the Chicago Bulls this offseason, as ESPN originally reported. It was a move that may not work out due to Rose’s injury problems, but if he can stay healthy could push them into the playoffs. They also went out and brought in Courtney Lee and Brandon Jennings in.
Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis are both left over from last season, which makes the Knicks look like a much more serious contender than they have been in recent years.
That being said, there is one player that the Knicks must target next offseason. There are going to be a lot of talented players available in free agency, but one could take them to the next level.
Blake Griffin will test the free agency market next offseason, and there are rumors that he could be open to leaving the Los Angeles Clippers. Rumors have been surrounding him all offseason that he could be traded.