The New York Knicks will be linked to big names in losing situations until the kingdom arrives. The examples are countless and the results are generally lackluster, which makes the optimism shown by this fan base every time a new player is mentioned all the more inspiring.
For those unfamiliar, the last name to get into the frenzy is the extraordinary Chicago Bulls and Slam Dunk Contest champion Zach LaVine.
LaVine is now widely regarded as one of the NBA’s 25 most fun players. It is a walking reel that can amaze with its over-the-edge finishing ability and inspire awe with its scoring numbers on a given evening.
According to SNY’s Ian Begley, LaVine is also a player that Leon Rose and the Knicks have firmly positioned in their sights.
If the Bulls decide to listen to the offers for LaVine, the Knicks will be ready to create one.
There is no shortage of ways to interpret this news. One could just as quickly jump to the conclusion that the Knicks believe LaVine could be the organization’s savior as they could determine that Rose is simply doing his due diligence.
Regardless of where you land in the discussion, one thing is undoubtedly clear: LaVine would bring excitement to Madison Square Garden.