A disappointing draft lottery result has been followed by an even more disappointing free agency period for the New York Knicks. The latest reports from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski indicate that both Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant are heading to New York - to join the Brooklyn Nets.
Kyrie and Durant were the only two major free agents even on their radar. Kawhi Leonard, Kemba Walker, Klay Thompson, Jimmy Butler and D'Angelo Russell are all expected to sign elsewhere.
With the two players Knicks fans were clamoring for all year off the board, the team is in fairly dire straights heading into the 2019-20 season.
Fans and pundits quickly took to Twitter to express their frustration - mostly with owner James Dolan for letting things get this bad.
The Knicks finished the 2018-19 season with the worst record in the league, trading star forward Kristaps Porzingis along the way to make way for a potential max player and hoping to land the No. 1 overall draft pick.
Unfortunately for the Knicks, the draft lottery yielded only the No. 3 pick, leaving the New Orleans Pelicans to nab top prospect Zion Williamson.
Though they have several young players with the potential to break out next season, there are few free agents available that can make the team that much better.
The 2019-20 season is going to be a long one for the Knicks.