The New York Knicks didn’t get anyone they wanted, but they did get an old player far over his market value, so not all is lost.
New York landed Julius Randle earlier on Sunday after missing out on Kevin Durant. Knicks fans — calm as they often are — were beside themselves. The team traded Kristaps Porzingis, the franchise cornerstone, for cap space in the summer of 2019.
According to multiple reports, the Knicks signed Gibson to a two-year, $20 million deal. Gibson last played with the Minnesota Timberwolves, and at age 34 he will be the oldest player on the team.
Gibson seems like the kind of player you would add to a Conference Final-hopeful roster, not the kind to fill out cap space as you bumble along another year of insignificance in the greatest city in North America.
But Knicks fans are used to this by now, and there’s no reason to be surprised. Heck, New York even released a statement apologizing to fans for how poorly free agency has gone for them.
How badly do you think Adam Silver wants to get James Dolan to sell the Knicks? The team is run like a frozen banana stand.