Next year is no comfort to me. If PJ hadn't signed Melo and did the Dallas trade without acquiring Calderon and gotten a 1st pick instead, Knicks fans would have been prepared for a rebuilding season. PJ was not expecting this which tells you he's running the Knicks on blind luck something he'll need plenty of to get Okafor. Okafor is the closest thing you have to a sure thing in the draft, not sure about the other guys like Towns and Mudiay and the the Knicks will only have a 1 in 4 chance of drafting Okafor.
So next year you have better chance of a Knicks team without Okafor and without Gasol and Aldridge and what really scares me is PJ throws another 100M max contract to KLove if he's available this off season. Let's see what PJ does this off season but if he can't persuade people to sign here on the basis of his reputation what good is he.