Knicks NBA free agency notes, including mutual interest with DeMar DeRozan

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Here are some Knicks notes with free agency set to begin...

- There is mutual interest between the Knicks and DeMar DeRozan. DeRozan is expected to have a number of suitors but New York has the cap space to offer him a significant, short-term contract.

- There continues to be mutual interest between the Knicks and Evan Fournier, as SNY first reported over the weekend. In the days leading into free agency, there has been a lot of pessimism around Fournier’s return to Boston, SNY sources confirm. This was first reported by The Boston Herald.

- A three-way deal between the Charlotte Hornets, New Orleans Pelicans, and Chicago Bulls is under consideration, sources confirm. The possibility was first reported by The Athletic. Tomas Satoransky, Lonzo Ball, and DeVonte Graham are among names who have come up, per SNY sources. The possibility of a Bulls-Pelicans deal without the Hornets that would send Ball to the Bulls and Satoransky to the Pelicans has also been under consideration. This has implications for the Knicks because they are in the market for a point guard.

Barring a hiccup late in the process, Chris Paul (re-sign with Phoenix), Kyle Lowry (sign and trade to Miami) and Mike Conley (re-sign with Utah) are unlikely to be available to New York.

Players such as Graham, Cameron Payne, Kendrick Nunn, Spencer Dinwiddie and Dennis Schroeder should be among the guards remaining on the market for New York.

- We reported on Monday morning that the Oklahoma City Thunder ‘are among the teams who have expressed interest in Dinwiddie heading into free agency.’ Further reporting on Monday determined that Oklahoma City was not in on Dinwiddie as of late Monday afternoon.

- Teams interested in Duncan Robinson continue to believe he will ultimately head back to the Miami Heat.

- Teams interested in Cory Joseph are under the impression that he will end up back with the Detroit Pistons on a short-term deal.