Now that the lockout is nearly over, the insanity is about to begin. December 9th is the date that we should circle on our calendars, as that is when free-agency will begin.
Like the rest of the league, the New York Knicks are going to look to retain key players and make necessary upgrades in order to compete at a high level.
There are an array of athletes who can help the Knicks continue to grow, but the team is restricted in the moves that it can make. Any additions/retentions must not squash the Chris Paul, Dwight Howard and Deron Williams aspirations that are running rampant throughout the newly renovated Garden.
That being said, New York's restrictions are not nearly enough to keep them out of play, and we can expect them to be extremely active in the free-agency market.