Knicks have won just 12 games so far this season…
New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher has insisted that the franchise will still be able to attract free agents this summer despite their struggles this season.
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It has been a miserable year for the Knicks as their form on the court has left them bottom of the Eastern Conference with a 12-46 record.
Coupled with team president Phil Jackson and Fisher trying to implement the triangle offense at a time when they are restructuring the roster, it hasn’t been easy for anyone involved with the organisation.
JR Smith and Iman Shumpert were traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers while star man Carmelo Anthony was ruled out for the rest of the season last month after going through the campaign struggling with knee soreness.
All that has resulted in many questioning how much players really want to go and play in New York still, but Fisher is confident that they can still attract them in free agency this summer.
“There will be a ton of really, really good players that — based on where they are in their careers — they would be interested in something that is being built from the ground up with some really successful people involved that have been able to build success in the past,” Fisher said after practice on Monday, according to ESPN.
“We have some numbers going into free agency; we’ll be able to sign some really good players.”
New York will expect to have a top Draft pick and more than $25m available in free agency, and that combination should ensure that they can rebuild and start again next season.
The likes of LaMarcus Aldridge, Marc Gasol and Tobias Harris will all be on their radar, with guards such as Goran Dragic and Rajon Rondo expected to consider their options too.