Great anticipation surrounds the New York Knicks' offseason, given the considerable cap space they possess, but the Knicks continue to be cited in league circles as perhaps the most likely destination for Portland's Damian Lillard if — stress if — there is a change of plans in the Pacific Northwest and the Trail Blazers make Lillard available via trade earlier than expected.
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ANALYSIS: To clarify, Lillard has not requested a trade from the Trail Blazers, and there is no current indication that he is leaning towards doing so. However, given the drama that has unfolded with Lillard and Portland this offseason, the situation is worth monitoring. The Knicks could have over $50 million in cap space when they hit free agency.