This is my ideal summer for the New York Knicks and includes key dates to the offseason. The main strategy was to keep the Knicks options fluid for the future while making the playoffs. This plan is contingent on the Spurs wanting to rebuild their franchise. If they do decide to do so, Knicks should be interested in 34-year-old LaMarcus Aldridge. I believe this could be a playoff team as constructed here. They would be able to chase major free agents next summer. If they fail to convert, they can resign Aldridge and continue to develop the younger players.

August 20, 2020 – The NBA Lottery:


NBA Lottery Results: Knicks win the #1 pick


October 16, 2020 – Draft Night:


NBL Rd 9 - New Zealand v Illawarra
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Knicks select #1 Pick Lamelo Ball, PG Spire Institute 


Virginia Tech v Duke
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Knicks select #27 Pick (acquired in Clippers trade) Cassius Stanley, G Duke


San Antonio Spurs v Utah Jazz
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Julius Randle + Dennis Smith Jr. + 2020 Knicks 2nd round  39th pick (Aleksej Pokusevski) + 2023 Dallas Pick


LaMarcus Aldridge



Knicks offer cash considerations to Celtics for Pick #46


NCAA Basketball: Nevada at Boise State
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Knicks select at #46th Pick, Derrick Alston Jr., G/SF Boise State


October 17, 2020 –  Last day for a team or player option to be exercised 


Knicks release Bobby Portis

Knicks release Taj Gibson

Knicks release Wayne Ellington


October 18, 2020: – Knicks Sign Players to G League


Creighton v Georgetown
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Knicks sign undrafted Omer Yurtseven to Westchester Knicks G League roster


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Knicks sign LiAngelo Ball to Westchester Knicks G League Roster


October 19 – October 23 – Free Agent Moratorium


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Elfrid Payton, Reggie Bullock, and 2021 Mavs 1st Round Pick


Brandon Ingram (approximately 5 years / $150 million)


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Damyean Dotson accepts 2 years / $11 million offer from Knicks


October 25, 2020: Free Agency

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Knicks sign Chris Boucher for 1+1 years / $5 million per season


Salt Lake City Stars v Long Island Nets
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Knicks sign Lamar Peters to a 2-way contract


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Knicks sign Jared Harper to a 2-way contract 


2020 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks resign Maurice Harkless to an 1+1 years / $6 million per season


Washington Wizards v Utah Jazz
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Knicks sign Shabazz Napier to an 1+1 years / $3 million per season


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Knicks sign Kenny Wooten to 1 year / $3 million season


2020-2021 Training Camp Roster


Point Guards: Lamelo Ball / Frank Ntilikina / Shabazz Napier

Shooting Guards: RJ Barrett / Damyean Dotson / Cassius Stanley

Small Forwards: Brandon Ingram / Mo Harkless / Ignas Brazdeikis / Derrick Alston Jr.

Power Forwards: LaMarcus Aldridge / Kevin Knox / Kenny Wooten

Centers: Mitchell Robinson / Chris Boucher

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