The Knicks did not land Anthony Davis, but perhaps they can make a run at another Pelicans center.
New York is reportedly a fan of Julius Randle, according to the New York Post's Marc Berman, and could pursue him when free agency begins in two weeks.
Randle, 24, will not exercise his $9 million player option with New Orleans so he can test free agency, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.
The Knicks, who are expected to pursue Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard, among others, have enough cap space to land two free agents to max contracts after picking up Allonzo Trier's $3.5 million team option for 2019-20.
Randle, the No. 7 overall pick in the 2014 draft, averaged 21.4 points -- a career high -- and 8.7 rebounds in 73 games with New Orleans last season. He opted out after the Pelicans dealt Davis to the Lakers for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks.