Instead of worrying about the Knicks, the Nets quietly went about doing as much as they could with what they had in the N.B.A. draft.
Aldridge, considered to be among the top free agents available in the N.B.A. this off-season, announced on his Twitter account he would join the Spurs after nine seasons with the Trail Blazers.
Referees in the N.B.A. summer leagues will be wearing headsets, and replay reviews will be used during games.
The Knicks nabbed a local product with the rest of their cap space.
Carmelo Anthony’s importance to the Knicks has never been greater.
Monroe isn’t the best or richest free agent this summer, but he may have been the one who spoke the loudest about the modern NBA.