The Knicks traded their leading scorer to the Clippers for Queens native Mo Harkless, as well as Los Angeles’ 2020 first-round pick, currently projected to land at No. in this year’s draft. On a team that boasts two All-Stars and two Sixth Man of the Year candidates in Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell, “Mook” has not had the same number of looks that he received in New York.
The Celtics almost fell out of luck in replacing Kyrie Irving last offseason. Celtics star point guard Kemba Walker revealed on The Ringer’s “R2C2” podcast that he almost picked playing for the Knicks rather than the Celtics when he was a free agent in 2019. To be honest, yes.
The New York Knicks have their head coach in Tom Thibodeau, but they are still looking to fill out their coaching staff, perhaps with many more assistants than they had in previous seasons. One name on their wish list is University of Kentucky assistant (and friend of Knicks’ vice-president William “Worldwide Wes” Wesley) Kenny Payne.