While the Knicks fell very short of their intended targets, they did wrap up Julius Randle, Taj Gibson, Bobby Portis, Reggie Bullock and Wayne Ellington, while the Brooklyn Nets acquired All-NBA players Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.
In response to the immediate frustration from their fanbase, Knicks president Steve Mills released a statement in which he described how the team is “upbeat and confident“ about their current path.
The statement reads:
“While we understand that some Knicks fans could be disappointed with tonight’s news, we continue to be upbeat and confident in our plans to rebuild the Knicks to compete for championships in the future, through the draft, targeted free agents and continuing to build around our core of young players.”
Updated statement from Mills: pic.twitter.com/G2KKZHV4qd
— Steve Popper (@StevePopper) July 1, 2019
ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne and Adrian Wojnarowski also reported the Knicks never even met with Kevin Durant because the organization was not prepared to offer KD a max contract due to concerns over his achilles injury.
How much longer can Knicks fan suffer through such misery.
At one point Madison Square Garden was enough to get players to want to play for the Knicks.
Now it seems nothing motivates anyone to want to become a Knickerbocker.
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