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Knicks’ Steve Mills ‘excited’ for summer, says there are plenty of players ‘interested in New York’

New York Knicks president Steve Mills says he’s excited about the summer and boldly claims there are multiple players in the league who are interested in signing with the Knicks in free agency.

The Knicks are projected to have cap space to sign two max contract players this summer. New York has been heavily linked to Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. Both All-Stars become free agents on July 1 once they decline their 2019-20 player options with their respective teams.

New York just finished its sixth consecutive losing season. Despite that, Mills is optimistic about the Knicks’ future.

“We’re hopeful and we’re excited,’’ Mills said, via Marc Berman of the New York Post. “We’re excited because now we’re in position. There’s a lot of noise and a lot of guys are interested in New York. They like Fiz. They like some of the changes we made in the organization. We hear that from agents. We read it from guys getting interviewed about what guys feel about the Knicks. We hear that from other players. At least we’re in the game, and hopeful something really good happens. But we won’t know until it happens.”

Mills and general manager Scott Perry traded Kristaps Porzingis to the Dallas Mavericks at the February trade deadline. By doing so, they freed up a good amount of cap space.

We’ll see if New York is able to sign some superstars this offseason.