The New York Knicks are the team on Kyrie Irving's list who could clear sufficient cap space to sign him outright, but they are believed to prefer the option of signing Jalen Brunson.

"The Knicks, they have some priorities well ahead of Kyrie Irving," "Jalen Brunson is who they are trying to clear cap space to sign in free agency, not Kyrie Irving."

The Knicks have been linked to Brunson for months with their connections to him in Leon Rose and his own father on Tom Thibodeau's coaching staff. The Knicks were interested in Irving during the 2019 offseason.

The Los Angeles Lakers have the "most interest" in acquiring Irving.