Surely Jalen Brunson has shown that he can lead the Knicks franchise next year. He has developed steadily throughout the year, has thrived in the most significant moments, and looks to become a star player next season.
With Randle down, the Knicks need a secondary offensive option. RJ Barrett was drafted third overall years ago to be that guy, so should the Knicks double down on developing him? A risky play, but they wouldn’t have to contend with a weak free-agent market.