New York Knicks Rumors
The Knicks will open the 2019-20 regular season on the road. The first regular-season visit to the Garden by No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson is Jan. 10 when New Orleans comes to town, according to an NBA source.
One of the bigger questions around the Knicks entering the season is what should the expectations be for rookie R.J. Barrett? “(Knicks fans) can expect that they’re getting a killer,” Zion Williamson said in an interview with SNY at Panini’s NBA Rookie Photo Shoot on Sunday. “For the people that are trying to look down on him, RJ’s been through worse. He knows how to battle through it and he’s going to bring the city everything he’s got.”
Mills and Perry have not yet talked publicly since their July spending spree was largely panned. But they still like their Plan C because it involves short-term deals on players they believe in. Looking at the big picture, Mills sees this as the start of the third season of a rebuilding plan — with the Knicks still having an opportunity to add a final-piece superstar, whether via trade or free agency, because of their cap flexibility from the series of one-year pacts.
The 2020 free-agent pool is short on stars, but they could be one of the favorites for big fish Anthony Davis if the Lakers implode. Rich Paul, Davis’ agent, likes the idea of his client in New York, according to a source.