To be clear, there is reasonable logic to poking around in 2020. The free agent class has been weak after Anthony Davis, who is expected to re-sign with the Lakers after Thanksgiving. The contracts were huge and scary, no more obscene than Charlotte’s four year, $ 120 million to Hayward, who would be the fourth-best player on a championship-level roster. VanVleet re-signed with the Raptors in a more sensible four years, $ 85 million, but the Knicks never met with the point guard, according to a source. Apparently, New York felt that VanVleet couldn’t get rid of the incumbent team, so didn’t try.