Good morning! We did our best to stay up late, but we really shouldn't have done that. The Knicks were in contact with several free agents overnight, but didn't jump and make a verbal commitment with anyone. I guess that's surprising if you expected the Knicks to shake hands with Greg Monroe at 12:01 AM (not an unreasonable expectation), but guys changing teams usually takes time.
So, no new Knicks, but here's what they've been up to. We're past "interest" at this point, and just focusing on actual phone calls and meetings:
- The Knicks called Patrick Beverley and, I guess, talked to him and his people on the phone.
- The Knicks did the same with Corey Brewer.
- New York still has meetings planned with LaMarcus Aldridge and DeAndre Jordan today and tomorrow. Neither is expected to be a match, and indeed those meetings may not come to pass, but you never know.
- Sounds like Danny Green is hoping to meet with the Knicks soon as well, but may not be back from Brazil yet. The Knicks weren't one of the teams to call him early on. I suspect Green is waiting for the Spurs to figure their other shit out before he has serious discussions with other teams, so said other teams may be waiting as well.
That's pretty much it at the moment! There is, of course, all the "interest" from before free agency, but this is the extent of the engaged and planned contact we know about this morning. No hypothetical money flying around just yet, and the only real surprise is that they have such interest in Beverley with several lead guards already on staff. Perhaps that means one of those guards could be on the move if Beverley were to sign up.
Take your time, Knicks.