Coming off a 17-win season, the New York Knicks picked third in the first round of tonight's NBA Draft. They landed Duke freshman star R.J. Barrett, and fans were happy.
However, just before Barrett heard his name called, ESPN ran a sobering graphic on the current state of the franchise. It wasn't pretty.
The Worldwide Leader listed the Knicks' team needs as "Everything (starters and bench)."
Harsh, but fair. The Knicks have been bad for quite some time now, and looking at their roster, there doesn't seem to be too many foundational pieces.
Last year's first round pick, Kevin Knox, struggled immensely as a rookie. There's still hope for him turning it around, considering he's young, but there are concerns.
Center and 2018 second-round pick Mitchell Robinson appears to be a quality find and legitimate building block to pair with Barrett, but beyond that, there isn't much.
The Knicks will have to hope they can make some splashes in free agency to add a much-needed influx in talent.