Via NYPost:

“Knicks brass, however, did not consider Leonard’s comment a blow. In fact, it only confirmed the decision to pass on a meeting with the 2019 Finals MVP that would have taken place four days into free agency.

The Post reported then that the Knicks considered themselves extreme long shots for Leonard. When they found out a meeting couldn’t take place until after he met with the Lakers, Clippers and Raptors, they decided to move on and sign players to fill their $70 million worth of cap space.”

The Knicks are currently 14th in the Eastern Conference and are in the middle of a rebuild.

But let’s be honest, they knew Kawhi wanted no part of them. 

Had he been into them, they would have gladly bent over for him. 

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