Steve Mills Rumors

Knicks general manager Steve Mills said his club didn’t meet Kevin Durant’s criterion as a team on the verge of an NBA championship, but indicated they would have been more eager for a Hamptons meeting with Durant had they thought he would be a free agent again next season. Team president Phil Jackson indicated similarly last week that a free-agent meeting with Durant (who signed with the Warriors on two-year deal with a player option after one) was more about building a relationship for “next time.’’
Storyline: Kevin Durant Free Agency
Ian Begley: Here’s Knicks GM Steve Mills on the club not getting a free agent meeting with Kevin Durant: “We knew that KD wanted to go to a team that he felt like had a chance to win the championship this upcoming season and we didn’t fit that bill. But we know that if he had made a decision to do a one and one (with OKC) that we would have a meeting with him because then we would have been one of those teams he would think about for the following year,” Mills said. “…. When he made the decision to go to Golden State…my assumption is that he would stay there.”