The general consensus has been that the New York Knicks struck out in free agency because, well, they did.

The Knicks entered the summer with hopes of landing both Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving and instead ended up having to settle for names such as Julius Randle and Elfrid Payton, which was certainly a kick in the gut.

But New York’s front office has maintained that it liked the way the offseason went, and team president steve mills says that owner James Dolan feels the same way.

“Jim (Dolan) knew we were going to have a successful free agency period and he feels that we did that,” Mills said, according to Mike Vorkunov of The Athletic.

Mills added that Dolan saw the Knicks’ signings as possible end games when free agency opened and also said that there were some upper-tier free agents that New York chose not to meet with.

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“There were a lot of max-type players that we could have met with. … We had a certain way we wanted to build this team,” he said, via SNY.

That won’t stop Knicks fans from bemoaning the summer the team had, as not landing a single top-tier free agent has to sting regardless of how Mills and the front office want to spin it.

New York won just 17 games last season and has not made the playoffs since 2013.

Going back even further, the Knicks have made just four postseason appearances since 2002 and have won just one playoff series during that span.