Re: Trades,Free Agency, Draft Thread
It takes both.
Most champions have those top 3-5 lotto picked players as their franchise players, along with quality players acquired in trades a fa signings.
The Knicks haven't been bad enough to have had a top 3-5 pick but once since Ewing, and LMA is not a franchise player.
If it just the idea of having drafted players then you're suggesting keeping Gall Lee and chandler and not acquiring Melo.
Keeping Jordan Hill and not acquiring the space needed to acquire Amare.
But the Knicks do have a 1st round pick in every other season, plus 4 players who were either drafted by the Knicks or for the Knicks.