The Knicks ready to pounce on Lillard

The Knicks are gearing up to be big hitters on the commercial or free agency market this summer – with point guard their top priority – and have their antennae on the status of Portland superstar Damian Lillard.

A tantalizing piece from Yahoo Sports reporter Chris Haynes, who is reportedly close to Lillard, appeared to be a passive-aggressive cry for help for Lillard. The indication was that Lillard may start to lose his temper as the Blazers find themselves in seventh place and have yet to strengthen the roster with a fellow superstar.

“No one has ever questioned the fight at Lillard,” writes Haynes. “But it’s fair to ask if he fought the good fight alone.”

If the Blazers make Lillard available, the Knicks will be ready to pounce.