Clippers officials – including team president Lawrence Frank – attended an unusually high number of Raptors games during the 2018-19 season. Sure totally coincidentally, Toronto had L.A.’s top free-agent target: Kawhi Leonard. The Clippers plan worked, as they lured Leonard that next summer.
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— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) April 16, 2022
For your halftime entertainment: Julius Randle, Worldwide Wes and Allan Houston (slightly obscured in my usual bad photo) holding a Knicks staff meeting in Dallas.
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) April 16, 2022
Brunson will be a free agent this summer. Mitchell is locked in three more years with the Jazz, but that won’t necessarily stop Wesley from recruiting.
Though Houston’s and Wesley’s agendas might not be as obvious as they appear, Randle’s attendance is especially confounding. A Dallas native, Randle wants to stay in New York, according to Knicks president Leon Rose. But Randle definitely appeared miserable in New York this season.