Even earlier than NBA free company begins Thursday evening, the narrative round Leon Rose and the Knicks had flipped a number of instances.
It went from heavy criticism on draft evening when he traded out of the primary spherical to optimism as soon as stories circulated that the Knicks have been positioned to signal free-agent level guard Jalen Brunson by unloading veterans Kemba Walker, Alec Burks and Nerlens Noel. When it leaked that the Knicks have been speaking to the Spurs a couple of commerce for All-Star Dejounte Murray, presumably to affix Brunson and RJ Barrett within the Backyard, there was much more hope in regards to the offseason.
Then Murray wound up with the Hawks, and it emerged that Brunson will meet with the Mavericks and Warmth along with the Knicks on Thursday, creating the proverbial buzzkill.
It was emblematic of Rose’s tenure because the Knicks’ president — some good, some dangerous.