They were apparently on the short list of at least one star, though.
"To be honest, yes. Yes, very serious. Very," Walker said on The Ringer's R2C2 podcast with Ryan Ruocco and CC Sabathia. "... Before Boston actually came along, the Knicks was one of my top priorities, actually, because I was thinking they were gonna get another player, but it didn't work out."
Walker added the Knicks were "definitely a priority at one point."
The ex-UConn star eventually headed to Boston after agreeing to a four-year, $141 million deal. He's averaged 20.8 points and 4.8 assists for the 45-23 C's, who are third in the Eastern Conference and headed for the playoffs. It's worked out well for Walker, who has a good chance to win a playoff series for the first time in his career.
The Knicks finished their season with a 21-45 mark, missing the playoffs for the seventh straight time.