NY/NJ team future power rankings
Yankees - could win a title this year and any of the next few years.
Nets - playoff team this past year, and if they land any big fish, could contend to *win* the eastern conference.
Islanders - playoff team, good GM and coach in place, budding star at center
Rangers - a dumpster fire prior to sort of winning the lottery and pulling off the Trouba heist. Adding Trouba, Kakko, and likely a FA will make them a borderline playoff team (unfortunately).
Jets - borderline playoff team if all breaks right. It appears their franchise QB and a relatively competent front office :: knocks on all wood :: finally in place.
Devils - all depends on whether Taylor Hall re-signs, which depends on whether they make any quality moves in the FA / trade market. If they do all that, they're a perennial playoff contender. If they don't, they have to burn it down again and start over with Hughes and Nico.
Giants - Dave Gettleman is as much of a world class talent evaluator as SAR I is a one percenter.
Mets - further proving the point that young hitting trumps young pitching. The Mets aren't awful (save for Callaway, who is awful), but they appear to be constantly treading water and nowhere close to a playoff spot.
Knicks - the Knicks are in as good of shape as Kevin Durant's achilles, but probably won't rebound as well in 2020-21.