Although they aren't considered big-time NBA contenders just yet, we all will expect them to be a much-improved team worth watching night in and night out next year.
Speculation has already begun building up regarding Dwight Howard, who, according to Yahoo! Sports writer Adrian Wojnarowski, is looking at the Knicks and Lakers as teams he would favor in 2012 free agency.
Assuming Howard would like to be suiting up in Madison Square Garden 41 times a year, will the Knicks try to go after him soon? Howard has an early termination clause, which means he could be free as soon as next season.
But would the Knicks dare trade to get Howard? Here are a few trade scenarios that seem plausible.