Monday's Knicks Links: New York still hoping to land meeting with Durant

Kevin Durant rethinking Knicks after Derrick Rose trade: report: So you’re saying there’s a chance? Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant is the top free agent on the market, and has been in New York since last week, declining multiple interview requests by The Post on Sunday. And while the Knicks haven’t yet landed a sit-down with Durant and are believed to be long shots at best to sign him this summer, a recent report claims that they have at least given themselves an opportunity to sign the star. -- New York Post

Knicks’ recent point guard history is not very inspiring: The position of point guard for the New York Knicks ought to carry the same weight, the same gravitas, and the same roster of excellence that center field for the Yankees always has. New York, after all, long fancied itself as the cradle of point guards, and even if there are plenty who will line up and tell you that always has been an overblown bit of self praise, this has been a fertile training ground for point guards, going all the way back to Bob Cousy and Dick McGuire. -- New York Post

Knicks taking a summer-league flier on that other Plumlee: The Knicks need a center, and at least their summer league team has a familiar name — Duke’s 7-footer Marshall Plumlee, according to a source. Plumlee, who finished his senior season with the Blue Devils, went undrafted on Thursday and could be invited to training camp if he shows well in Orlando, Fla., where the Knicks open July 2. Their first summer league practice is Wednesday. -- New York Post

Knicks, Phil Jackson made right gamble on Derrick Rose: The Knicks made a smart move this week with Derrick Rose. A smart, desperate move. At best, this turns out to be one of the great trades in Knicks history, all the way back to the trade for Dave DeBusschere that was one of the best in NBA history, and New York sports history. At worst? Rose turns out to be Antonio McDyess, and Rose’s surgical knee finally explodes the way McDyess’ did in an exhibition game in October of 2002. -- New York Daily News