As the Knicks close out what may ultimately be the worst season in franchise history, they are trying to instill hope and faith into the fan base.
In a letter to season-ticket holders, Knicks president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry speak of an "extremely bright" future for the team and mention their financial flexibility to "potentially sign up to two max free agents."
The letter, which was obtained by Marc Berman of The Post and a screenshot was shared by a season-ticket holder on Twitter, opens by calling the current season a "difficult one from a win-loss perspective" before painting a picture of the future.
"We can honestly say that the future of the New York Knicks is extremely bright," they wrote. "Through our trade of Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr., Courtney Lee and Trey Burke to Dallas, we enhanced our organizational plan by acquiring a young dynamic player in Dennis Smith Jr., a veteran leader in DeAndre Jordan and two additional first round picks."
Mills and Perry state how the team has seven first-round draft picks over the next five years plus a "tremendous amount of financial flexibility which has put us in a position to potentially sign up to two max free agents."
The Knicks have been closely linked to pending free agents Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving all season long and as of Thursday, Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report said that Durant to the Knicks is essentially "done."
The Knicks entered Friday's game against the Rockets with a 15-63 record -- the worst in the NBA. If they lose three out of their four final games the 2019 season will go down as the worst in franchise history.
Still, Mills and Perry closed the letter with their commitment to build a "championship team."
"Most importantly, we will use our cap space diligently and only on players who believe in our plan and are committed to building the New York Knicks into the championship team that you deserve," they said.