During the lead up to the 2017 NBA Draft, the Knicks and Kentucky sharpshooter Malik Monk were connected at every turn. But when draft night arrived, the Knicks went in a different direction by selecting point guard Frank Ntilikina. That doesn't mean interest in Monk's skill set evaporated overnight. In fact, the Knicks reportedly were interested in acquiring Monk from the Charlotte Hornets during the countdown to the 2018 NBA trade deadline on Feb. 8., per Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer. "Prior to the deadline, I heard he was somebody that they were listening to offers for already. I heard some noise the Knicks were going for him prior to the deadline," O'Connor said on The Ringer NBA Show. "It's odd, maybe they've soured on him quickly."