The New York Knicks have not been shy regarding their intended pursuit of big-name free agents this coming summer.
Their No. 1 target all season long was Kevin Durant, having been linked to the reigning two-time Finals MVP by a number of different media outlets. It was a "sure thing," we were told...until fate intervened.
With KD's health status now up in the air following an injury suffered in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, it seems New York may slightly pivot and aggressively pursue Kawhi Leonard, according to SNY's Ian Begley.
The Knicks can't provide the sunny beaches of Southern California, but they'll be able to offer Leonard a max contract with enough money left over to pair him with another All-Star player (or two).
The three-time All-Star is currently in the midst of a heated NBA Finals with the Golden State Warriors, where his Raptors currently sit up 3-2 heading into Game 6. He'll have plenty of time for worrying about his next destination once the confetti falls, in either direction.