The Knicks lost in free agency and in the Zion Williamson sweepstakes. Instead they signed a hefty amount of forwards. Taj Gibson, Marcus Morris, Julius Randle, and Bobby Portis were all signed over the offseason. New York also decided to bring in Elfrid Payton for a backup role, or at least to compete with Dennis Smith Jr. Overall the Knicks roster is better than last year's, but that doesn't say much. The upcoming season will be about developing the young talent and looking towards future free agent classes. The Knicks should be on the rise soon, and the young talent of this roster will help that process.