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Knicks interested in Tucker, Cunningham, Simmons
Published On: Tue, May 23
Jan 3, 2016; New York, NY, USA; Atlanta Hawks forward Kent Bazemore (24) drives against NewYork Knicks forward Derrick Williams (23) during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. New York Knicks won 111-97. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Even the most loyal Knicks fans would admit that New York's big-name signings last summer didn't work out well.

Derrick Rose got to the basket whenever he wanted to in 2016-17, but he struggled on defense, one of the many reasons the Knicks never clicked on that side of the floor.

Joakim Noah was limited to just 46 games because of various injuries and a suspension.

And Brandon Jennings, unhappy with his role, requested to be released shortly after the trade deadline.

The lone positive among Phil Jackson's high-profile additions was Courtney Lee.

Lee made an impact on both ends of the court, playing the kind of consistent, two-way basketball that Jackson highlighted in his season-ending news conference.

He was second among starters in 3-point percentage and was continually tasked with defending the opponent's best perimeter player. He did so amid changing defensive schemes and confusion among teammates about those schemes. Not easy.

So it's not all that surprising that the Knicks will be looking for more two-way players like Lee this summer (more on that below).

As for Lee, he enters the offseason optimistic about New York's future despite the teams issues in 2016-17.

"I believe in the guys that we have and that we can be better next year," he said in a phone interview after the season.

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