The New York Knicks have been keeping an eye on the rest of the NBA all season.
Considering the Knicks put together a league-worst 17-65 season, it was certainly easy for the team’s braintrust to cast their eyes elsewhere than what was going down at Madison Square Garden.
According to A. Sherrod Blakely of NBC Sports Boston, the Knicks have much-reported interest in not only Kyrie Irving of the Boston Celtics, but also two of his teammates — Marcus Morris and Terry Rozier.
While Irving, an unrestricted free agent come July 1, would be New York’s first priority, Rozier and Morris are on the team’s radar, too.
Rozier will be a restricted free agent this summer, meaning Boston will have the right to match any offer he should receive. The 16th overall pick in the 2015 draft by Boston, Rozier previously turned down a multi-year extension from the Celtics, a deal that would have paid him about $12 million per season.
Morris, like Irving, will be an unrestricted free agent come July. He had a strong postseason for the disappointing Celtics, averaging 13.7 points and 8.1 rebounds in 28.2 minutes in nine games, while shooting 51.9 percent from the field, including 45 percent from deep. He earned $5.4 million this season.