3 teams best positioned for a major move in the NBA offseason

New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Julius Randle, NBA Rumors
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New York Knicks

We have been saying for years that the Knicks are going to make a big move and they never do, but trust me, this offseason is going to be different! New York will have about $61.2M in cap space and with them proving that they could potentially make the playoffs this year, there will be plenty of players wanting to sign with the Knicks. 

One of the biggest names available in the free agent market this summer and has had some ties to the Knicks is All-Star wing DeMar DeRozan. He has now spent the last three seasons in San Antonio, including this year, and could potentially look to move on with his career elsewhere in the offseason. 

New York could not only offer him the most money, but they may have the best upside out of any team in this league come free agency. With plenty of young talents and one of the biggest markets in professional sports, the Knicks will definitely be able to pursue many All-Star caliber players whether it be through free agency or via a trade. 

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Julius Randle was named an All-Star for the first time in his career this season and R.J. Barrett has been putting together a fantastic second season in the league, but this team is just one superstar caliber player away from being true threats in the Eastern Conference. 

Defensively, the Knicks are as good as you can get in this league, but they need another All-Star player to pair with Randle and Barrett offensively to be able to contend at the highest level possible. DeRozan and many more can be that kind of player for the Knicks, which is why they are primed to potentially be the biggest winners of this upcoming offseason. 

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