New York Knicks: Players who can help them win the offseason

Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, United States. Brooklyn Nets. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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The New York Knicks may have lost the Zion Williamson sweepstakes, but with some big-name free agents soon to be on the market, and loads of cap space, they can still win the offseason.

To the surprise of most New York Knicks fans, they did not, in fact, catch a break during the NBA Draft Lottery. The Knicks will pick third in this year’s draft, which likely means the dream of Zion Williamson in blue and orange is all but dead. However, this doesn’t mean the Knicks are doomed for the 2019-20 season. There are plenty of scenarios that can once again, bring glory back to New York City basketball.

Free agency begins on June, 1, so the Knicks have a little bit of time to plan their offseason moves, Not that team president Steve Mills, and GM Scott Petty haven’t been doing that for at least the last six months.

Today we cover some big name free agents and trade targets, who may end up turning the, down and out, New York Knicks into a legit playoff contender and more.

Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans

Anthony Davis, who is in his final contract year with the Pelicans, is likely headed to the trade block this offseason. Last season he asked New Orleans for a trade out of the Big Easy. Even with the probable addition of number one overall pick and soon-to-be legend, Zion Williamson, Davis appears to be adamant on leaving the Pelicans.

As we learned last season, the return for Davis demands is sky-high. He is only 26 years old and just entering the prime years of his career. The Pelicans turned down a blockbuster offer from the Lakers which included Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, Ivica Zubac and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

If the Knicks are serious about going after Davis, they can say goodbye to Knox, Robinson and the number three draft pick. For many Knicks fans, this possible deal sets off PTSD flashbacks for those who remember when they traded their young core and draft picks for Carmelo Anthony.