After ripping Knicks fans' hearts directly from their chests this past January, New York's front office had one message: Wait for free agency. The Knicks shipped Kristaps Porzingis to the Dallas Mavericks in what amounted to a salary dump, which led fans to believe the light at the end of the tunnel was the 2019 free agency class. James Dolan went on ESPN New York Radio broadcasting that, “We hear from people all the time, from players, representatives. With Dolan publicly stating he's been told that marquee free agents desire the bright lights of New York, this eased the blow of losing a player of Porzingis stature.
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