July 1, , the 2019 NBA free agent market has officially opened today, and many big-name players have already confirmed their whereabouts, and
As the dust settles on the whereabouts of these big-name players, the NBA’s biggest loser was born.
Who is this loser?
It is the Knicks. The Knicks cleared a lot of salary space through operations last season. They want to do a big job this summer, win Durant and Irving, and form a luxurious lineup.
But things backfired. After the opening of the free agent market, Durant immediately announced that he would join the Knicks’ rival Nets with a 4-year contract of 164 million US dollars. Irving also joined the Nets with a 4-year contract of 141 million US dollars.
Jordan, who played for the Knicks, also announced that he would leave the Knicks to join the Nets.
Neither Durant nor Irving came. It seems that those big-name players are avoiding the Knicks. It can be said that the Knicks have lost a lot of money in this year’s free agent market. They have a lot of salary but no big-name players.
Willing to join, in the end only Randall was recruited.
According to Woj’s report, the Knicks and Randall reached a three-year $63 million signing agreement, of which the third year is a team option.
For this signing, many people ridiculed the Knicks: The money was finally spent.
Randall played very well with the Pelicans last season. In 30.6 minutes per game, he was able to get 21.4 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists. The overall shooting rate was 52.4%, and the three-point shooting rate was 34.4%.
Judging from Randle’s physical condition and performance last season, he is a good player, but not a superstar and leader. The Knicks cannot expect Randle to lead the team to complete the transformation. It seems that they will be human next season
A bully team.
The current situation of the Knicks reminds people of what Iguodala said not long ago: "I’m sorry, no one will go to the Knicks!"