Kyle O'Quinn, who recently agreed to a one-year deal with the Pacers, threw shade at the Knicks on his way out the door.
"I wanted to play for something more than next year's Draft," O'Quinn said upon joining the Pacers, according to Charlie Clifford of WISH-TV.
The 28-year-old O'Quinn, who averaged 7.1 points and 6.1 rebounds in 77 games with the Knicks last season, opted out of his $4.25 million player option at the end of the season. New York initially showed interest in bringing back O'Quinn, according to ESPN's Ian Begley, but that interest waned.
O'Quinn has averaged 5.8 points and 4.9 rebounds in his six-year NBA career, playing three seasons with the Knicks and three with the Orlando Magic.
Now that he's with the Pacers, O'Quinn will be part of a team that went 48-34 last season and lost to the Cavaliers in the first round of the playoffs.
With LeBron James now off the Cavs and out of the Eastern Conference, the Pacers' path just opened up a bit.
The Knicks, who are expected to be without Kristaps Porzingis for most, if not all of next season, will likely be in tank mode with an eye on the free agent class of 2019.