Projected starting lineup: New York Knicks
Point Guard: Jalen Brunson
Shooting Guard: Quinton Grimes
Small Forward: RJ Barrett
Power Forward: Julius Randle
Center: Mitchell Robinson
The New York Knicks might not have made big off-season moves, but they should still be good heading into the 2023–24 season. The Knicks made it all the way to the East Semifinals as a fifth seed in a tough conference and came within two wins of the Conference Finals. Given how well things went, bringing back largely the same team with minor tweaks could lead to a similar or better outcome.
The Knicks added Josh Hart at the trade deadline and Donte DiVincenzo this summer, and both are likely to play big roles for their team. While they may not have as big of an impact as the Celtics adding Kristaps Porzingis and Jrue Holiday or the Bucks adding Damian Lillard, it allows the Knicks to remain good while keeping their options open to improve with a big trade.
New York is likely in the best position of the teams that made the playoffs last season to trade for a star, and there could be several available at the trade deadline.