Van Gundy said players have noticed the work of Nets General Manager Sean Marks and Coach Kenny Atkinson, who built rosters from scratch by developing young players and also leaving space under the team's payroll to sign two superstar free agents for maximum contracts. .
"What Brooklyn did is great, it's absolutely amazing," Van Gundy said.
Some players have shown interest in Knicks, but the last superstar who appeared to be playing for them was Carmelo Anthony, who came to trade in 2011, partly through silent help from Thomas. A friend of Dolan's Thomas has also been helped to persuade the star to send Amar & e's Stoudemire to the sign with Knicks in 201
When he was drafted by Knicks, Barrett expressed delight in his new team. And the superstar big man Anthony Davis would accept a deal from New Orleans to the Knicks or Los Angeles Lakers only, according to news reports. The Lakers got him.
Some players who do not order big paychecks still consider Knicks as a possible destination.
"I haven't had a player for me," I don't want to go to New York, "said Keith Glass, an agent for players." I've never had it. But I do not represent stars. I represent the center of the package down so my boys are happy to get a pay slip and they would love to play for the Knicks. "
In a furious Plan B, spree was used after being asked by Irving and Durant, Knicks signed Julius Randle, Taj Gibson, Bobby Portis, Reggie Bullock, Wayne Ellington, and Elfrid Payton. All but Randle received two-year offers, which suggests that Knicks will enter another race for a big star in 2021 when Milwaukee Bucks & Giannis Antetokounmpo, who just won the league's most valuable player prize, may be a free agent.
According to the documentary "Finding Giannis "Knicks was the only NBA team that did not send a scout to check him out in his original Greece before being drafted in 2013.