New York Knicks: 5 keys for a more successful 2019

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1. Signing a big-name free agent

Yeah, Porzingis is the face of the team at the moment, but he is too young to be considered a superstar just yet. He could potentially become one once he enters his prime years, but as of now, the Knicks cannot possibly contend with just him.

The Knicks have already created the perfect conditions to be an appealing free agency destination in the upcoming summer. They have the cap space, they have the young core and they have that inherited N.Y. state of mind that many players would wanna be a part of.

The 2019 free agency class is filled with stars rumored to be open to a change of scenery. The likes of Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, DeMarcus Cousins and Kemba Walker could want to start from scratch and fight for a title with an exciting young core.

But one case seems to stand out the most. As the season goes on, it looks more and more likely the Knicks could have a shot at a straight-up superstar in Kevin Durant.

Following LeBron James‘ move to the Los Angeles Lakers, a big-market team with cap space and an exciting young core, Durant could easily do the same thing in the near future. He’s already won two championships with the Golden State Warriors and could be on pace for a third in a row.

Knicks fans, you might not be so delusional thinking that one of the best players in the world is heading to New York. Two All-Stars in Kevin Durant and Kristaps Porzingis being backed up by a solid young core of Ntilikina, Knox and Trier? I like the sound of that.

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Knicks fans, buckle your seat belts. 2019 could possibly be your year.