Once free agency begins on July 1, the New York Knicks are expected to meet with Los Angeles Clippers veteran guard Jamal Crawford; the 36-year-old Crawford, a three-time NBA Sixth Man of the Year who averaged 14.2 points with the Clippers this past season, was a former Knicks player from 2004 until he was traded in the 2008-2009 season.
With Arron Afflalo opting out of his deal with the New York Knicks, the team is now in search for a starting shooting guard and the Knicks are strongly interested in Atlanta Hawks' Kent Bazemore, who is awaiting to see if the Hawks will meet his demands, but if they don't and let him walk as a free agent, the Knicks are expected to be all over pursuing Bazemore in free agency.
While many consider the New York Knicks to be a longshot to land Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant in free agency, it hasn't stopped Knicks All Star forward Carmelo Anthony from trying to recruit Durant to leave OKC to come play in New York and Madison Square Garden for the 2016-2017 season; it's not clear if the Knicks will be able to get a meeting with Durant in free agency or not.
The New York Knicks are reported to being interested in a reunion with Cleveland Cavaliers center Timofey Mozgov, who is a free agent this summer and is fresh off winning the NBA Finals this past season in Cleveland as a reserve center; Mozgov, who last played for the Knicks in the 2010-2011 season as was part of the Carmelo Anthony trade, averaged 6.3 points and 4.4 rebounds in 76 games this past season.
The New York Knicks are hopeful that they will be able to secure a meeting with free agent forward Kevin Durant, as he is the prize of the free agent market come July 1; the Boston Celtics, San Antonio Spurs, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers and Miami Heat, plus Durant's current team in the Oklahoma City Thunder, have all secured meetings with Durant and the Knicks are hoping to get one too.