It's no secret the Knicks covet free-agent-to-be Kyrie Iriving, who reportedly has reciprocated the interest.
But the Knicks also remain interested in a pair of Irving's Boston teammates that will also be free agents this summer: Marcus Morris and Terry Rozier.
According to NBC Sports Boston, the Knicks' interest in Rozier picked up last year during the playoffs, when the guard helped carry the Celtics within one game of the NBA Finals despite Irving's absence.
Rozier is a restricted free agent, meaning Boston will have an opportunity to match any offer he receives. After last season, Rozier turned down an extension from the Celtics in hopes of expanding his value during 2018-19. He averaged 9.0 points per game in 22.7 minutes with 2.9 assists, while shooting 38.7 percent from three-point range.
Could he make near the $12 million annual payday Boston reportedly offered in the extension last year?
An Irving-Rozier tandem may have already run its course, though, with Rozier saying Tuesday "you have to adjust to his style."
"I'm looking forward to just play ball. I don't care where I go," he added. "Obviously, the Celtics are the only organization I've known for four years. I love it there. We just go from there. ... I expect to get my chance, whether it's with the Celtics or anywhere else."
Morris is also in line for a pay raise from the approximately $5 million salary he made this past season. He'll be an unrestricted free agent, and his style of play is said to suit the Knicks. The forward shot 51.9 percent from the field, including 45 percent from three, while pulling down 8.1 rebounds per game in 2018-19.
With the Kyrie-to-MSG chatter only appearing to heighten as July 1 approaches, perhaps another Celtic will make the move down I-95 as well.