This scenario could also happen if Butler doesn't stay with Philadelphia 76ers.
"The Knicks traded Kristaps for the ability to sign Kevin Durant AND Kyrie Irving, or KD AND Jimmy Butler, or KD AND Kemba Walker. For the first time in my life, the Knicks don't have a bad contract anymore. I love this trade for the Knicks."— First Things First (@FTFonFS1) February 1, 2019
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