Although the Knicks eventually sent Marcus Morris to the Clippers in a three-team trade, the Knicks talked through a few specific trade scenarios with the other Los Angeles team.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the Lakers were willing to give up Kyle Kuzma and Danny Green in a deal the Knicks rejected.
After that, the report said "the Knicks then countered with a deal centered around Kuzma, Avery Bradley, DeMarcus Cousins and at least one second-round pick," which also didn't work out.
SNY's Ian Begley previously reported the Knicks and Lakers had touched base about a Kuzma trade but that a two-team deal would be complicated.
That three-team deal with the Wizards that sent Morris to Los Angeles landed the Knicks the Clippers' first-round pick, the right to swap a 2021 first-rounder with the Clippers, the rights to Ukrainian point guard Issuf Sanon, a 2021 second-round pick and Moe Harkless.
Morris, 30, averaged 19.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists while shooting 44.2 percent from the field and 43.9 from three for the Knicks this season. Morris sat out the Clippers' first game since he joined the team, which was a 142-115 loss to the Timberwolves on Saturday.