Knicks GM Scott Perry hasn't given a concrete timeframe for when star Kristaps Porzingis will be able to return from ACL surgery but has given an update on when he thinks he'll be updated.
Perry, speaking on the In The Key podcast with BJ Armstrong, said he hopes to have a more specific timetable on Porzingis in September. The Latvian will be out until at least early-December, and owner James Dolan admitted in April that they have no clue when he'll return.
As for the rest of the roster, Perry admits it's going to be difficult to make too many additions this summer considering the team's current cap situation.
"Every year we'll keep our antennas up but what we're really setting ourselves up (for is) the following summer," Perry said. "Just based on when I came in here in terms of cap space availability, we're not going to be a team with a whole lot of cap space this summer."
This summer, the likes of LeBron James, Paul George, Chris Paul and Demarcus Cousins could all be free agents, depending on if James and George opt out of their current deals.
Despite not having much room to make a run at those top free agents, Perry is already planning out when the team will be able to do so.
"We'll be looking for some shorter term, maybe veteran players who can help some of our younger guys for this season and really preparing and gearing up for free agency in the summer of (2019) and (2020) where that will be our first opportunity to have the type of cap space that can hopefully make a difference in your roster and going out to get one of the top-tier free agents," Perry said.