The future may loom brighter than the sun. But the Knicks don’t seem to care. They are more right-here, right-now kind of guys.

Why not? With 22-year-old, 7-foot-3 unicorn Kristaps Porzingis, 19-year-old Frank Ntilikina with his wingspan that rivals crosstown streets plus a couple of steadily improving 25-year-olds, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Enes Kanter, the near future could include the playoffs.

Cue the Jim Mora videotape. “Playoffs?!?!!”

Yeah, playoffs for a team that heard tanking suggestions not that long ago.

“If we all keep growing as players individually, we can have multiple years together ahead of us and that can be a core of this team. We can grow and not only be a playoff team but go further than that,” Porzingis said after his most recent jaw-dropping display, a career-high 40-point game Sunday in the 108-101 comeback win over Indiana at the Garden.

“But that’s looking ahead to the future. Right now we want to go game-by-game, and the goal right now for us is to make the playoffs,” Porzingis said.

Once again, “Playoffs?!?!!”

And that game-by-game trek, which has the Knicks winning five-of-six games, continues Tuesday at MSG against Charlotte.

The playoffs are possible in the East, where quality isn’t overflowing. Figure good teams will become good teams again following a shortened preseason, and maybe three East playoff spots will be up for grabs with a half-dozen teams contending. Put the Knicks in that mix.

“It’s funny,” said Ntilikina, who played his best game to date Sunday. “Sometimes we can think about it. But it’s so exciting to believe with these guys, we don’t want to be good in the future. We want to be good right now. We want to grow up right now. That’s what’s exciting every day … we take this like a challenge and are so into it.”