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According to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report, the Knicks have internally considered a possible trade for Philadelphia 76ers outcast Ben Simmons. However, the terms were never discussed directly with the 76ers and there is skepticism that the Knicks can make a strong enough offer to strike a deal.

The Knicks also looked at other stars. Fischer adds that a Knicks front office faction wanted to pitch a chase to Damian Lillard during the offseason, and that interest may still linger.