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Thunder All-Star Chris Paul responds to Knicks rumors

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Because Chris Paul’s former agent Leon Rose is the new president of basketball operations of the New York Knicks, the Oklahoma City Thunder point guard is being linked with the Big Apple franchise.

Paul, who has seen and heard it all during his time in the NBA, says the rumors surrounding him and New York are just noise to cancel out all the Spike Lee attention.

To recall, Lee was told he was using the wrong entrance for Monday’s game against the Houston Rockets. The celebrity and die-hard Knicks fan has been using the same entrance for over 20 years, so he was confused why there was an issue.

Paul has two years left on his monster contract after this season. He’ll make $41,358,814 in 2020-21 and has a player option worth $44,211,146 for the 2021-22 campaign.

The Knicks are desperate to get talent to New York, even if it’s an aging Chris Paul, so don’t be surprised if Leon Rose tries and acquire his former client from the Thunder this summer.

The 2012-13 season was the last time the Knicks had a winning record and made the playoffs. No one really knows when New York is going to be competitive again.

New York is certainly hoping Rose’s litany of connections in the NBA will help the Knicks improve from top to bottom.