Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer
In an interview with The Michael Kay Show, Knicks president Steve Mills was asked about the idea that the Knicks need to change the way they're perceived in order to become a destination for free agents. "We think that if we do all the things that we think we have to do to make our current group of guys comfortable and excited about being here, this will be an attractive place for free agents. Our goal is to change the culture for the guys that are here, change the culture for the people that work here. Make this a place that people want to play. And if we do that, then the free agent stuff - when we get a time to really focus on free agency - this will be a place where people want to play." After waiving and stretching Joakim Noah's contract and declining to extend Kristaps Porzingis' contract, the Knicks are close to having enough cap space to sign a max free agent in the summer of 2019.