Knicks, interest in Russell Westbrook fades

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After three days of free agency, the Knicks still have $ 18 million in cap. And they don’t seem to be in a hurry to use it.

Even after Sunday’s trade with Ed Davis, teams felt the Knicks remained open to providing rooftop relief to CEOs trying to offload their paychecks.

Will New York spend $ 18 million in cap for a free agent? It could happen. Things change quickly in free agency.

But the opposing teams feel they are not in a hurry to do so.

They already have 16 players under contract.

There is still the possibility of an exchange with Russell Westbrook. But New York signed Elfrid Payton and Austin Rivers (who can play on and off the ball) into free agency. The Knicks also have Dennis Smith Jr., Frank Ntilikina and Immanuel Quickley on the roster.

As reported di Ian Begley of SNY, the composition of the roster suggests that they are not interested in a trade with Westbrook.