The New York Knicks had interest in pursuing DeMar DeRozan in free agency but they instead signed Evan Fournier.

The conventional wisdom was that Scott Perry influenced the decision to sign Fournier, but he was leaning toward the pursuit of DeRozan. Perry was with the Orlando Magic when they traded for Fournier in 2014.

DeRozan eventually joined the Chicago Bulls on a more lucrative contract than the Knicks signed Fournier to. DeRozan did have interest in the Knicks in free agency.