Stefan Bondy: Knicks have assets, and desire, to make run at next star available

NEW YORK — When the previous regime laid out its plan, the biggest themes were building around Kristaps Porzingis (whoops) and maintaining its assets. Steve Mills, the fired team president, was applauded by a fanbase still traumatized by the Carmelo Anthony trade and the totality of Isiah Thomas’ moves. “We’re not going to trade our draft picks,” Mills declared. “We’re not going to trade away assets for a guy we can get on our own later.” Before Mills’ scheme went belly-up with the 2019 free agency, he passed on dealing for Kawhi Leonard and Jimmy Butler. He also pulled up short in the negotia…

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