A day after NBA draft, Knicks' Leon Rose dumps half the roster and creates $40M in cap space

NEW YORK — Leon Rose cleaned house and is now loaded with cap space.The Knicks president took a knife to Steve Mills’ roster construction, cutting the following players either based on their exorbitant salaries or their lack of skill: Elfrid Payton, Taj Gibson, Wayne Ellington, Bobby Portis, Kenny Wooten and Theo Pinson.In addition, the Knicks declined to offer the qualifying offer to Damyean Dotson, signifying the end to his three-season tenure with the Knicks.The moves provide the Knicks with roughly $40 million in cap space this offseason, eclipsed this offseason by only the Hawks. What wil…

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