If Dion Waiters put the biggest priority on being close to home, he’d be a Knick and Tim Hardaway Jr. would be elsewhere. The Knicks chased Waiters, who scored 10 points on 3-of-10 shooting Wednesday, as an unrestricted free agent, but the shooting guard from Philly stuck with Miami, where he excelled last season.

Waiters said he had an interview with Knicks president Steve Mills.

“They got to know me. I got to know them. They were talking, they were trying,’’ Waiters told The Post. “My agent was talking to them more than I was.’’

He had some interest but not enough to leave Florida.

“It was close to home and it’s New York, too,’’ Waiters said. “It wouldn’t have been bad. It’s New York, the Garden. I went to Syracuse, man. So it’s like cool.”