Remember that "done deal" everyone was reporting back in April? It turns out the deal did get done, but the doers didn't end up doing the doing. You dig what I'm saying? No?
Free agent Greg Monroe will sign a maximum contract with the Milwaukee Bucks, league source tells Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 2, 2015
The Knicks met with Monroe just after midnight on July 1, so clearly he was a high priority for Phil Jackson. Yet, in the least Knicks-y move of all time, it appears New York did not offer him a max deal:
They did not, from what I was told. https://t.co/oVnjD0t3GY— Jeff Zillgitt (@JeffZillgitt) July 2, 2015
And so the Knicks are still utterly bereft of large basketball people who don't hail from Latvia. DeAndre Jordan (maybe?) and LaMarcus Aldridge (almost certainly not) are the biggest names. New York met with Robin Lopez, who might be the best possible fit. Kostas Koufos is still out there, being all young and grizzly.
Fear not, my friends. There are other large fish in the sea.