New York Knicks: 3 options for the Knicks if they miss on Durant and Kyrie

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Trade for Bradley Beal, sign Nikola Vucevic and Julius Randle.

This summer scenario for the Knicks is one that involves a few of players who are underrated and would help the Knicks tremendously.

The main acquisition of this scenario is Bradley Beal, the Washington Wizards star shooting guard.

There’s a lot to like about Beal. He is under contract for two more seasons after this one, he shoots well from 3 point range, and he is still just 25 years old.

He”s been an all-star for the past two years, and would likely continue that trend if he were dealt to the Knicks.

The Wizards are in bad shape right now, with John Wall sidelined until the second half of next year and not much else surrounding Beal. Would the Wizards deal their star for the right price?

The Knicks would certainly have to give up their first round pick this year and more, but I feel as if it would be worth it. He is a solidified star and would be crucial for the Knicks future.

They would also still have space to sign more people, which should be used to sign big men Nikola Vucevic and Julius Randle.

The former was an all-star this season for the Orlando Magic. He can score well, rebound well, and is also a pretty solid shooter from range. Vucevic would likely command a max or near max contract, but he is absolutely worth it.

He has always been one of the more underrated players in the NBA since the Magic haven’t been any good during his time there, but he very well could be considered a star player and would be a great fit with the Knicks.

As for Randle, he was a lottery pick coming out of college but has flown under the radar despite being productive.

He’s a scoring threat who can rebound as well at the power forward position, which is arguably the Knicks greatest need at the moment.

He’s also a solid defender and can shoot well, which as I discusses earlier the Knicks also need.

Randle is currently being paid $8.6 million by the New Orleans Pelicans, and should see a raise from that number.

The question here would be would the Knicks be able to fit all three contracts onto the team. I think if Vucevic and Randle were willing to compromise a little bit, they could make it all work.

That is a hard thing to as a player, however, as they work hard and deserve to be paid for their performance. This is especially true for a player like Vucevic, as this could be his only crack at a large payday in his career.

With that being said, the Knicks do have wiggle room and I believe they would be able to sign both players while also trading for Beal in this scenario.

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Every Knicks fan is praying that the team doesn’t miss out on Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. But if they do, the team clearly has options available to build a contender in not just the 2019-20 season, but the future as well.