The Knicks are ringside for a star trade

Now that the NBA lottery has passed, the Knicks know exactly what they have to work with this offseason.

New York will have the mid-level non-taxpayers override of $12.2 and the semi-annual override of $4.5 million to use in free agency.

And they will have the opportunity to make a competitive bid for any star available on the commercial market.

“Outside of Oklahoma City, maybe Utah, I think they’re a top five competitive package for the next disgruntled All-Star,” says ESPN front office insider Bobby Marks of the Knicks. “They have a little bit of everything here. Tradeable contracts, draft picks, young players. I would definitely put them up there.”