Early Power Rankings For 2020-21 NBA Season

30. New York Knicks

Free agents: Theo Pinson (team), Damyean Dotson (restricted), Bobby Portis (team option), Mo Harkless

Somewhere, Stephen A. Smith and Michael Rapaport are punching their computer screens. The Knicks are an absolute joke — and have pretty much been an absolute joke for upwards of 40 years. Tom Thibodeau was brought in to rattle the proverbial cages — though he’s had a penchant for running young teams into the ground with his persistent and grinding personality. This team has no real identity or go-to scorer. It also has no real veteran presence to hold younger players accountable. It’s essentially a bunch of inexperienced players laced with castoffs from other franchises. After tanking this past season, the Knicks were rewarded with the No. 8 Overall pick. Until James Dolan sells the team, we think the Knicks will continue to careen down an unfruitful path.

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