New York Knicks: Biggest Questions For 2022-23

As we continue our series leading up to the opening of training camp, looking at each team's biggest questions for the coming season, we turn our attention to another Atlantic Division team, the New York Knicks. 

The Knicks had a disappointing season in 2021-22, dropping out of the playoff picture after a strong run the season before as a 4-seed in the Eastern Conference. 

They're hoping for better things ahead in '22-'23, starting with the signing of major free agent guard Jalen Brunson this offseason. The 4-year, $104M deal stole Brunson from the Dallas Mavericks, and will be a big improvement for the Knicks' backcourt. But the biggest question as we head to camp is an obvious one:

Big Question #1: Will Donovan Mitchell be a Knick?

This is, of course, the only thing on any Knicks fan's mind at this point. The makeup of the team for '22-'23 is totally unknown at this point, until there's a conclusion to the Donovan Mitchell sweepstakes. 

According to Shams Charania, the latest Knicks offer consists of Evan Fournier and Obi Toppin along with 2 unprotected first-rounders and 3 protected picks. 

It's recently come to light, however, that RJ Barrett is on the Jazz radar. The Knicks roster is totally in flux at this point. 

Big Question #2: Can Julius Randle get back to his 2020-21 All-Star form?

Randle was like two different players over the last two seasons. In '20-'21 he was an All-Star, and averaged 24.1 points, 10.2 rebounds while shooting 41% from long range. He put the team on his back. Last season, he basically broke the team's back. All his numbers were down, and he spent the year battling with officials, fans, and team personnel.

The Knicks need All-Star Julius back. 

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