Not sure I buy it was the right decision at all. If any team was in position to sign KD then tank a year to add another star or top rookie to KD it was the Knicks. Instead they look poised to be a 8-11 seed in the East with no discernible top notch building blocks. If they didn't fit KD longer term they likely could trade him in a year or 2 years time once he was healthy for a windfall similar to what PG13 drew. I don't mind the Knicks going with better value deals after the top 2 guys weren't coming but few teams were better situated to eat a year of a max for KD.