New York Knicks: 3 offseason priorities after losing in the first round of the playoffs

New York Knicks president Leon Rose . (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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The New York Knicks need to continue to develop their youth

The Knicks have quality young players that with continued growth could blossom into special players. We saw both rookies Toppin and Quickley make great plays in spurts during the regular season and playoffs. Barret also took a huge leap this year in almost every aspect of his game.

This season, he shot an incredible 40 percent from 3, 74 percentfrom the free-throw line while boosting his scoring, rebounding, and assist averages. He struggled plenty during the postseason, but he’s still only 20 years old and with his work ethic is trending in the right direction.

Knox, the 9th pick in 2018 draft has yet to develop but at 21 he still has time. Also can’t forget starting center Mitchell Robinson, who suffered two separate injuries that eventually ended his season. When Robinson is healthy, he’s a tenacious disruptor on the defensive end and can finish lobs with the best of them.

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Developing the home grown talent is definitely something the Knicks must continue to do if they truly want to arrive.