The Knicks’ injuries are hurting them in free agency

The loss of Julius Randle, Jalen Brunson, OG Anunoby, and Robinson to injuries this season was immediately painful as the New York Knicks had to turn to other players, and their record suffered. However, the problem with injuries is that they have allowed many Knicks role players to get a bigger role, like Hartenstein. The 25-year-old has made the most of his opportunities and is now ready to hit the transfer market at the best moment of his career. If not for the injuries the Knicks suffered, Hartenstein would have continued to play a smaller role, perhaps making him an option for the Knicks to re-sign in the offseason. Instead, he had a bigger role, and teams like the Oklahoma City Thunder got to see how good of a player he truly is.