Beer: Knicks have legitimate reasons to be optimistic this summer

Tommy Beer released a piece on Sunday that does a great job outlining why the Knicks’ confidence in attracting free agents this summer is justifiable.

  • A new world order: “As proof of the change in perception in and around NYC, consider that just three years ago, when Durant became an unrestricted free agent for the first time, KD didn’t even extend an invitation to Knicks president Phil Jackson to helicopter out to the Hamptons. Whereas today, many of the NBA’s most plugged-in reporters and league personnel alike, consider it all but a fait accompli that Durant will sign with New York three months from now.”