New York Knicks 2012 Offseason News, Rumors: Jason Kidd Arrested On DUI Charges

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Rasheed Wallace will reportedly join Knicks Monday

Rasheed Wallace and the Knicks are expected to announce their union Monday during the team's Media Day.

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New York Knicks Reportedly Considering Rasheed Wallace Addition

The New York Knicks are looking into signing power forward Rasheed Wallace, according to newsday.com.

Wallace last played on the Boston Celtics back in 2010 as a bit player, helping them make a playoff run. Since then, the 38-year-old has been retired but recently was working out for New York.

Head coach Mike Woodson and Wallace have a relationship that dates back to when both were members of the Detroit Pistons, including a 2004 NBA championship.

The Knicks feel they need another defensive presence on the interior to pair with center Tyson Chandler, who can be a top-notch defender but also finds himself in foul trouble often. If acquired, Wallace would certainly be cost-effective and join a bench with the likes of other big-men Kurt Thomas and Marcus Camby.

After losing in the first round of the 2012 NBA playoffs to the Miami Heat, New York is trying to revamp its depth in an attempt to narrow the gap between itself and the elite.

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Amar'e Stoudemire Spending Offseason Training With Hakeem Olajuwon

New York Knicks power forward Amar'e Stoudemire is spending a month this summer with Hakeem Olajuwon in an effort to improve his low post game entering the 2012-13 season.

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2012 Knicks Offseason: Carmelo Says He Did Not Push Jeremy Lin Out Of New York

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony says he did not have a hand in the Knicks not matching the offer sheet Jeremy Lin signed with the Houston Rockets. There were whispers about about Anthony's involvement with the Lin decision, and this snippet from an article by ESPNNewYork.com's Ian O'Connor only intensified the rumors:

"Melo didn't want Lin back, I do know that. Everybody in that locker room wanted Lin back except Melo and J.R. Smith."

When asked about the possibility in London, Anthony laughed off the question, saying that:

"Believe it or not I’ve been one of the true supporters of Jeremy Lin."

Anthony continued to say the contract would have hurt the Knicks in the future due to the luxury tax and hopes he does will with the Rockets:

"Houston threw something out there that he couldn’t refuse. The Knicks organization didn’t feel like they had to match it. I’m proud of him, happy for him. Just to see where he came from, see where he started and ending up back in Houston the team that let him go and put us in a position to let us acquire him. He’s back out there in a totally different situation and settlement. I wish him all the luck.’’

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Knicks Sign Ronnie Brewer To 1-Year Deal -- Report

The New York Knicks and guard Ronnie Brewer have agreed in terms of a one-year deal, a source has told NBA.com's David Aldridge. Brewer (6-foot-7, 227-pounds) is expected to compete with J.R. Smith for the shooting guard starting spot, says Aldridge.

Brewer is now one of the pieces, along with Smith, Raymond Felton, Jason Kidd and Pablo Prigioni, in a re-tooled guard corps for the Knicks, who had to let go fan favorite Jeremy Lin last week.

Last season, Brewer averaged 6.9 points and 2.9 assists per game with the Bulls, who decided to not pick-up the $4.3 million option in his contract. Over the course of his six season in the NBA, Brewer has played for the Utah Jazz and Memphis Grizzles.

In '06, Brewer was drafted 14th overall by the Jazz, who he played five season for. His best year was '08-09, when he averaged 13.7 ppg.

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Jason Kidd Was 'Incredibly Drunk' Before Getting Into Car -- Report

When well-known people get in trouble, there's one place to go for the latest dirt -- TMZ.com. And currently, the gossip website is all over the latest news about New York Knicks point guard Jason Kidd, who reportedly was "incredibly drunk" before getting into his car which was involved in a single-car cash in the Hamptons early Sunday morning.

Kidd, 39, who just signed a three-year contract with the Knicks on Thursday, was arrested on drunk driving charges and reportedly had to go to the hospital for minor injuries.

Before the accident and arrest, Kidd was seen at the club, SL East, where he took pictures of himself with his wife, model Porschla Coleman, and legendary movie director George Lucas. Kidd also reportedly broke one of he lights at the club after hanging from it and was seen being carried out of the club by friends (TMZ has a photo of Kidd being carried out of the club).

Kidd has yet to comment about the incident, however, his attorney Eddie Burke Jr. said he was meeting with is client Sunday morning and was waiting for, "further discovery from the district attorney's office".

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Jason Kidd Arrested For Drunken Driving, According To Report

Jason Kidd, the newly signed veteran point guard of the New York Knicks, was involved in a single-car cash and arrested on drunk driving charges early Sunday morning, according to a report by The Southhampton Patch.

Police said that Kidd's 2010 Cadillac Escalade struck a telephone pole and went into the woods near the intersection of Cobb Road and Little Cobb Road in Water Mill, not far from his Hamptons house. Police responded at 1:56 a.m.

Kidd, 39, was alone in the car, according to police. He was transported to Southampton Hospital for minor injuries and released into police custody.

On Thursday, Kidd inked a three-year, $9.5 million deal with the Knicks. In 2001, while a member with the Phoenix Suns, Kidd had a run-in with the law as he was arrested and pled guilty to domestic violence charges.

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NBA Free Agency 2012: Grant Hill Considering Knicks As Potential Landing Spot

To build a team into an NBA title contender, most organizations prefer to build around youngsters. The New York Knicks' 2012 offseason plan seems to revolve around signing NBA veterans, including forward Grant Hill who reportedly met recently with the Knicks in Las Vegas.

According to New York Daily News writer Frank Isola, Hill is considering signing with three different teams -- the Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat. Isola says Hill's wife, Tamia, is leaning towards New York.

If Hill, who is 39 years old, decides to sign with the Knicks, New York would have two of the oldest players in the league under contract -- newly acquired big man Kurt Thomas is 39 as well. Add that the Knicks added 28-year-old point guard Raymond Felton and are seemingly going to elect to not re-sign 23-year-old Jeremy Lin, New York is doing the exact opposite of a youth movement.

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NBA Free Agency Rumors 2012: Raymond Felton, Kurt Thomas Traded To Knicks

The New York Knicks have completed a trade with the Portland Trail Blazers to acquire point guard Raymond Felton and center Kurt Thomas in exchange for forward/center Jared Jeffries, center Dan Gadzuric and a 2016 second round pick, according to NYDN's Frank Isola.

The trade comes on the heels of the recent rumors of New York's newfound reluctance to match Jeremy Lin's offer sheet with the Houston Rockets, which will pay him close to 15 million dollars in the final year of the deal as it is constructed. The Knicks already acquired veteran point guard Jason Kidd earlier in the offseason, further spurring speculation that they may actually let Lin walk and instead install a point guard duo of Felton and Kidd.

Felton averaged 17.1 points and 9 assists per game for the New York Knicks in 2010-2011 before being traded to the Denver Nuggets. His stats took a dive last season with the Portland Trail Blazers, as he put up 11.4 points and 6.5 assists in 60 games.

Thomas, meanwhile, averaged 3 points and 3.5 rebounds in 15.2 minutes per game last season. He is also the oldest player in the NBA at 39 years old (40 in October).

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Jeremy Lin Rumors 2012: Knicks "Unhappy" With Offer Sheet Negotiations

The New York Knicks aren't feeling good with the way offer sheet negotiations have gone with their star point guard, Jeremy Lin.

According to the New York Post, the Knicks were furious to find out the Houston Rockets offer has been enhanced to $25 million guaranteed over three years. Further, the Rockets back-loaded the contract, putting New York into a major luxury tax bind should they match the offer.

The deal is set to pay Lin $14.9 million in the third year, making the Knicks responsible for approximately $87 million that year committed to just eight players.

Head coach Mike Woodson can't be thrilled about the situation, but certainly isn't showing any kind of panic when discussing New York's plan regarding Lin.

"I don’t know. Until we get it in hand and Glen [Grunwald, the general manager] is able to evaluate everything, we’ll make a decision," Woodson said.

Houston general manager Daryl Morey is doing whatever he can to re-acquire Lin after letting him go prior to last season. Now it appears the Knicks will have to pay dearly in order to keep Linsanity in town.

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New York Knicks Offseason Moves 2012: Knicks Trying To Sign Spanish League Guard

The New York Knicks are searching far and wide for any kind of help. Not winning a playoff series since the days of Latrell Sprewell and Larry Johnson will do that to you.

According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, the Knickerbockers are trying to sign 35-year-old point guard Pablo Prigioni out of the Spanish League. The Argentinian is expected to take the offer and come to the Big Apple for his shot in the NBA.

Prigioni is on Argentina's Olympic team this year and was a major part of their gold medal run in the 2004 games.

Prigioni would likely not be expected to play significant minutes with Jason Kidd and Jeremy Lin burying him on the depth chart.

If the deal is agreed upon by Prigioni and the Knicks, FIBA paperwork would have to be taken care of before anything becomes official. However, that's not expected to be a stumbling block.

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NBA Free Agency 2012: J.R. Smith Re-Signs With Knicks, According To Sources

Check one more issue off the New York Knicks off-season list. On Tuesday, the Knicks and shooting guard J.R. Smith agreed to a new two-year deal worth $2.8 million, NBA sources are telling ESPNNewYork.com's Ian Begley. Smith is expected to be the Knicks starting shooting guard next season with Iman Shumpert recovering from a knee injury.

"I have decided to re-sign with the Knicks. I just felt that, despite my other options, New York is the best situation for me," Smith said in a statement released to ESPNNewYork.com. "Coach (Mike) Woodson showed a lot of faith and trust in me last season, as did (Knicks owner) Mr. (James) Dolan and the organization.

"My teammates are great to play with and New York fans are the best. I can't wait to get started."

Last season, Smith averaged 12.5 points while shooting 34.7-percent from behind the 3-point arc.

Smith joins reserve forward Steve Novak in returning to the Knicks, who now will focus on re-signing point guard Jeremy Lin.

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Marcus Camby Signing: Camby Will Reportedly Go To Knicks As Part Of Sign-And-Trade With Rockets

Houston Rockets free-agent center Marcus Camby, who once was a member of the New York Knicks, is reportedly on his way back to New York as part of a sign-and-trade deal with the Rockets (via Adrian Wojnarowski).

The sign-and-trade reportedly involves New York sending Toney Douglas, Josh Harrellson and Jerome Jordan, second round picks in 2014 and 2015 and cash to Houston. The Knicks will pick up the tab on Douglas' salary with the cash sent to the Rockets.

Camby has reportedly agreed to a three-year, $13.2 million deal with New York, the final year of which involves a partial guarantee (via Adrian Wojnarowski).

Camby, 38, also considered the Miami Heat before choosing New York. The veteran will be the backup center to Tyson Chandler. Last season, between time spent with the Trail Blazers and Rockets, Camby averaged 4.9 points, 9 rebounds, 1.4 blocks in 22.9 minutes.

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NBA Free Agency 2012: Knicks Re-Sign Steve Novak, According To Reports

The New York Knicks appear to be keeping a key part of their front court as Ken Berger of CBS Sports is reporting that the Knicks have re-signed forward Steve Novak to a multi-year contract.

Novak, 29, played in 54 games for the Knicks last season and was a key contributor off of the bench, averaging 8.8 points and 2.0 rebounds per game in an average of 18.9 minutes per game. A 3-point specialist, Novak made a career-high 133 3-pointers last season, making 2.5 per game.

The terms of the deal are being reported at being four years and $15 million. Novak has been in the league for seven seasons and has bounced around quite a bit, playing for four different teams before coming to New York in 2011.

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NBA Free Agency Rumors: Knicks To Meet With Marcus Camby, Wait On Pablo Prigioni Decision

After starting what seemed to be a new era of New York Knicks basketball the past few years, the franchise has seemingly turned back the clock over the past few days and will continue to do so Sunday. After signing veteran point guard Jason Kidd on Thursday, the Knicks are now meeting with and expected to sign (via sign-and-trade) Houston Rockets and former New York center Marcus Camby today.

Camby is rumored to be favoring the Knicks over the Miami Heat, and this could be a perfect time for a return to the Big Apple, says MSG Network studio analyst Alan Hahn:

At 38, Camby isn't the spry athlete he was in his first stint with the Knicks, but he can play a important role as an experienced interior defender and rebounder behind Tyson Chandler. Coincidentally, the last time the Knicks won a playoff series was when Camby was the team's backup center in 2000.

Meanwhile, the Knicks could also be adding another veteran guard early in the week, as Spanish point guard Pablo Prigioni, 35, is expected to make a decision on which NBA team he will play for on Monday or Tuesday.

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NBA Free Agency Rumors 2012: Knicks Reportedly Hold Advantage Over Heat For Marcus Camby

The New York Knicks and the Miami Heat are once again engaged in an NBA free agency battle, this time over Houston Rockets center Marcus Camby. The Knicks appear to have an advantage in the sweepstakes, according to ESPN. NBA sources say that the Rockets are only interested in doing a sign-and-trade with the Knicks and not the Heat, preventing the Heat from offering more than the $1.4 million veteran's minimum.

Camby's reportedly wants at least $3 million per season on a multi-year deal. Unless the Heat can pull of a sign-and-trade, they will not be able to offer the veteran what he is asking. The Knicks, on the other hand, can do a sign-and-trade with Houston or offer Camby $3.09 million per season under the mid-level exception. Whatever option the organization chooses, they will likely use the other to ink Jason Kidd once the NBA moratorium period ends.

Unless Pat Riley can work his magic again -- he signed Ray Allen for half of what the Boston Celtics were offering -- Camby may soon be making his way to New York. Camby played from the Knicks from 1998 through the 2001-2002 season. The 38-year-old would provide an upgrade over Jared Jeffries and Josh Harrelson, the backup centers the Knicks used a season ago.

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NBA Free Agency Rumors 2012: New York Knicks Want Marcus Camby, Prefer Not To Use Mini Mid-Level

The New York Knicks are interested in acquiring free-agent center Marcus Camby but would prefer not to use their mini mid-level exception to do so, according to a report from the New York Post.

Marc Berman reports that New York would rather pull off a sign-and-trade to bring Camby to the Big Apple. Another scenario would have the Knicks split the mini mid-level between Camby and Argentinian point guard Pablo Prigioni, who would likely require an offer of less than $1 million.

Camby, 38, reportedly wants more than the veteran's minimum, which would pay him $1.4 million in the coming season. He is also being chased by the Heat, with whom he is scheduled to visit on Saturday. The Heat cannot offer more than the veteran's minimum unless they pull off a sign-and-trade, because they have already agreed to give their mini mid-level exception to Ray Allen.

If he came to the Knicks Camby would back up Tyson Chandler at center, providing the Knicks an upgrade Jared Jeffries. who is limited offensively and has had knee issues the past two seasons.

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2012 NBA Free Agency Rumors: Marcus Camby Will Meet With Knicks, According To Report

Free agent center and former New York Knick Marcus Camby will meet with the Knicks this weekend, according to a report (via Ultimate Rockets).

Camby will probably not receive an offer from the Houston Rockets, where he finished last season, equal to what he could receive elsewhere, as the Rockets are are trying to sign Omer Asik from the Chicago Bulls when the free agency moratorium ends on July 11. Camby has to wait until next Wednesday to see if the Bulls will match the Rockets' offer. In the meantime, he will meet with the Miami Heat and Knicks.

Camby, 38, played for New York from 1998-2002. In 24.1 minutes per game with the Rockets last season (19 games), Camby averaged 7.1 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game. Camby also spent a less productive 40 games with the Portland Trail Blazers, which reduced his season averages to 4.9 points, 9 rebounds, 1.4 blocks in 22.9 minutes.

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Jeremy Lin Free Agency Rumors: Knicks To Match Rockets Offer Sheet, According To Report

The New York Knicks are set to match the four-year, 28.8 million dollar offer sheet Jeremy Lin will sign with the Houston Rockets, according to a report from the New York Post's Marc Berman.

Most assumed that the Knicks would match any offer sheet for Lin after missing out on Steve Nash, an a source from Berman's report confirmed those suspicions:

"He's their guy," one NBA official debriefed on the Knicks' strategy said. "They'll match."

The Knicks officially will be presented the offer sheet Wednesday, the day the NBA's free-agency moratorium ends, and will have three days to match it. It should take them three minutes.

While the backloaded deal will push the Knicks further into the luxury cap in the third year of the contract, having a player as marketable as Lin will be able to help offset those costs. Not to mention having the point guard position under contract with Lin and Jason Kidd for the next three years.

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NBA Free Agency 2012: Houston Rockets, Jeremy Lin Agree To Terms On Offer, According To Report

New York Knicks free agent guard Jeremy Lin has reportedly agreed to the offer sheet he received from the Houston Rockets (via Adrian Wojnarowski). (via Adrian Wjonarowski). Wojnarowski also reported that the deal is worth $28.8 million over four years. The fourth year is a team option.The Knicks are thought to want to match any offer for Lin.

Wojnarowski is now reporting the terms of a deal that is indeed back-loaded, making this a difficult deal for the Knicks to match.

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So, Linsanity most likely remains in New York. But it will cost the Knicks dearly to make it happen.

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Jason Kidd Signing: New York Knicks Sign Kidd After Surprising Reversal

Free-agent point Jason Kidd has gone against the rumors that had him staying with the Dallas Mavericks and has agreed to a deal with the New York Knicks instead (via ESPN).

Kidd can't sign with the team until July 11. The reported contract for Kidd will be $9 million for three years. It is still possible that the Kidd signing will be part of a sign-and-trade deal, according to a source mentioned in the ESPN report.

Kidd reportedly chose the Knicks over the Mavericks (despite a similar offer) because he wanted to take on the challenge of being a mentor to Knicks guard Jeremy Lin. The Knicks were also reportedly looking at Raymond Felton as an option after missing out on Steve Nash. The Knicks may still be interested in Felton as a report says that New York will match Houston's offer for Lin or sign Felton (via Frank Isola).

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NBA Free Agency 2012: Houston Offers Jeremy Lin $31 Million Contract

Jeremy Lin's incredible story is about to start a new chapter, a very rich one. The Houston Rockets met with the restricted free agent on Wednesday, and made him a contract offer worth $31 million, according to the New York Post.

The deal is for three years, with a player option for a fourth year. Houston's offer would pay Lin $5 million in the first season and $5.2 million in the second season before the back-loaded money takes effect over the final two years of the deal. Dubbed a so-called "poison pill" offer, the salary jumps to around $10.5 million in the final two years that could create a luxury tax problem for the Knicks in the 2014-2015 season, the third year of the deal.

Houston's offer puts the Knicks in a difficult spot. After losing out on the Steve Nash chase, reports said that New York would match whatever offer Lin received.

The report says that Lin's preference is to stay in New York. The Dallas Mavericks could also try to lure him as well. Houston was one of two teams that cut Lin last year, Golden State being the other, allowing the Knicks to grab him.

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New York Knicks Rumors: Team 'Committed' To Adding Raymond Felton?

Steve Nash has gone to the Los Angeles Lakers, leaving the New York Knicks at the altar. Jeremy Lin is still likely to return, but there is that small matter of that offer sheet from the Houston Rockets to deal with. The Knicks need some help at the point guard spot, and one player reportedly willing to fill the void is former Knicks point guard Raymond Felton.

Felton, a free agent, was part of the 2011 trade with the Denver Nuggets that brought Carmelo Anthony to New York.

"He loved playing in New York. Our choice was to never have left New York. There were no hard feelings. Management handled it the best they could. I don't think they ever misled us and I never felt they wanted him in that trade.," said Felton's agent, Tony Dutt.

The New York Daily News reported Thursday morning that the Knicks, in fact, are "committed to adding Felton," who could be used as either a starter or as a backup to Lin.

Felton played the best basketball of his eight-year career while with the Knicks, averaging career best in points per game (17.1), assists per game (9.0) and steals (1.8) n 54 games before being deal to the Nuggets.

Signing Felton seems to make sense for the Knicks, especially with few other real point guard options available on the free-agent market. Felton might also help Amare Stoudemire, whose points per game average fell from 25.3 in 2010-11 while teamed with Felton for much of the year to 17.5 last season.

Now all that remains to be seen is whether or not the Knicks can get this done.

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Knicks Free Agency 2012: New York Expected To Match Any Jeremy Lin Offer

On Wednesday, it's expected that Jeremy Lin will sign a significant offer sheet with the Houston Rockets.

It's also fully expected that general manager Glen Grunwald and the New York Knicks will be ready and willing to match anything, according to the New York Post.

The Rockets will supposedly offer a back-loaded contract to Lin, perhaps with $10 million going to the star point guard in the latter years of the deal. The Knicks would be forced to take on a plethora of luxury tax issues, something owner James Dolan doesn't want to deal with.

Howeve, to keep Lin New York isn't going to have much choice. Considering the popularity of Lin and the dearth of point guards on the roster, the Knicks will be painted into a corner.

The Rockets are trying to make a previous mistake right, after letting Lin walk away from the squad before the 2012 season started. Now, New York will have to show Lin some serious love to keep him in the Big Apple.

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Knicks Free Agency 2012: New York Won't Retain Landry Fields

The Toronto Raptors aren't playing around this offseason.

The New York Knicks will lose their starting shooting guard, Landry Fields, to their neighbors north of the border after he signed an offer sheet on Tuesday, according to the New York Post.

Fields put pen to paper on a three-year, $20-million contract that New York doesn't appear to have interest in matching. It's hard to blame general manager Glen Grunwald considering Fields will likely be paid more than a player like Ray Allen.

Toronto didn't mind taking the plunge due to its considerable amount of cap space and more importantly, its desperation to acquire Steve Nash. Fields was thought to be a major factor in any sign-and-trade the Phoenix Suns and Knicks could work out.

New York is still trying to make some type of deal work, perhaps now including promising rookie Iman Shumpert. However, the Suns might be hesitant after Shumpert tore his ACL in the playoffs.

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New York Knicks Free-Agent Rumors: Rashard Lewis Interested In New York?

With Landry Fields having signed an offer sheet with the Toronto Raptors that they might not be able to match, the New York Knicks could end up looking to the free-agent market to fill yet another spot on their roster. If that is the case, then veteran small forward Rashard Lewis might be a fit.

Marc Berman of the New York Post reported today that Lewis, 32, has the Knicks on his short list of potential landing spots along with Miami, the LA Lakers, San Antonio and Atlanta. Berman reports that Lewis is looking for the $3.09-million mini mid-level exception.

Where the 6-foot-10 Lewis, a small forward with a 16.1 points per game scoring average over a 13-year NBA career, fits with the Knicks is a bit of a mystery. The Knicks, of course, have Carmelo Anthony at that spot. They also will likely have Steve Novak back as a three-point shooting specialist, and taking minutes away from Amare Stoudemire to pair Anthony and Lewis does not seem to make any sense.

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Jeremy Lin Free Agency Rumors 2012: Lin Reportedly Offered 'Poison Pill' Contract

The New York Knicks are reportedly waiting to let the market speak on restricted free agent point guard Jeremy Lin before making an offer. Lin will likely sign with another team, giving the Knicks three days to match the offer sheet and retain his rights. The tactic could backfire, however, as Alex Kennedy at HoopsWorld reports. One team has reportedly offered Lin a "poison pill" contract, or a back-loaded deal that would force the Knicks to pay an exorbitant amount of money at the end of the contract length.

Lin could sign a contract that would pay him the minimum of $5 million in the first year and $5.25 million in the second, and then the max of $15 million in the third. The team that signs Lin has the leverage to average the cost out over the length of the contract, but the Knicks, in order to match the offer sheet, would have to pay the full amount of the third season. Considering how much money the team has tied up in Carmelo Anthony, Amar'e Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler already, a "poison pill" deal could mean the end of Lin in New York.

The Knicks' decision to wait and see on Lin could come back to haunt them. It certainly hurt the Chicago Bulls in the case of center Omer Asik, who signed a very similar deal to the one reportedly offered to Lin. Of course, the potential addition of Steve Nash might soften the blow just a bit if Linsanity moves on.

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2012 NBA Free Agency Rumors: Marcus Camby Interested In Return to New York Knicks?

Could free-agent center Marcus Camby be interested in putting on a New York Knicks uniform again?

A source told ESPN New York that "Marcus lives in New York in the offseason, and if it works out there, it would be terrific." (via ESPN NY)

Camby, now 38, last played for the Knicks from 1998-2002. Due to his veteran status and past success, he would command a hefty salary.

The source also told ESPN New York that Camby has received interest from several teams but won't make a decision until the weekend at the earliest. One of the other teams Camby reportedly has an interest in is the Miami Heat (via Chris Tomasson). The veteran center believes he can still play another three seasons. Camby averaged 4.9 points, 9 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game last season between time with the Trail Blazers and Rockets.

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2012 NBA Free Agency: Raymond Felton Could Be Target Of Knicks, According To Report

The biggest names of the 2012 NBA free agency period will get the most attention for the next few weeks, but because the New York Knicks are limited with spending money, there might not be a big splash in the Big Apple this summer.

However, there are a few other solid options in the free-agent market that could help the Knicks improve as a team, and one of those players could be former Knicks point guard Raymond Felton, says New York Post's Marc Berman.

Nash is the best candidate to lift Stoudemire out of last season’s funk, but Felton also is on their radar and is more attainable.

Felton made sweet music with Stoudemire on the pick-and-roll in Mike D’Antoni’s Knicks offense in the first half of the 2010-11 season.

Felton loved D’Antoni’s offense, and new coach Mike Woodson has tried to keep some of D’Antoni’s principles.

According to Berman, Felton had a down year with the Portland Trailblazers, the team he ended up with after being used as trade bait in the Carmelo Anthony/Denver Nuggets deal in '11. The lack of production has dropped the stock of Felton, who's probably now in the Knicks' price range.

Felton is not highest on the Knicks’ wish list, but possibly the most doable.

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Jeremy Lin Free Agency Rumors 2012: Brooklyn Nets, Dallas Mavericks, Toronto Raptors Interested

The Brooklyn Nets, Dallas Mavericks and Toronto Raptors are all considering extending an offer sheet to restricted free agent Jeremy Lin, according to a report from Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld.

The New York Knicks will be able to match any offer Lin receives, so they are likely to be patient as the market dictates his value. Technically, the Knicks could offer Lin at maximum a four-year deal worth $24.5 million, but they are highly unlikely to do that because of their ability to wait and see what offers he receives.


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General manager Glen Grunwald has said the Knicks want to retain Lin, who had a breakout season in 2011-12 (to say the least) with averages of 14.6 points, 6.2 assists and 3.1 rebounds. Lin is a marketing machine for the Knicks, as well as the only real point guard the Knicks currently have.

For more on the Knicks, please be sure to check out our blog Posting And Toasting and SB Nation New York for all the latest news and updates.

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Jeremy Lin Free Agency: New York Knicks Guard Retains Early Bird Rights

New York Knicks free agent guard Jeremy Lin will be able to retain his early Bird rights as an arbitrator had ruled earlier this offseason, according to a report (via Howard Beck's Twitter).

Due to a settlement between the NBA and the players' union, Bird rights will be retained by players who are claimed off waivers as if they were traded. However, full Bird rights will only be retained if players are claimed via the amnesty rule. The settlement also applies in the case of Knicks forward Steve Novak. Both players can now be re-signed by the Knicks without using the team's mid-level exception. Instead, the team can actually go above the salary cap to re-sign Lin and Novak for up to 104.5 percent over the league's average salary (about $5.5 million) (via NJ.com)

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Knicks Offseason 2012: New York Looking At Shooting Guards

Give the New York Knicks credit for one thing. They are willing to spend every last available dime.

A report from NBCSports.com says the Knicks are looking to add a shooting guard, preferably Ray Allen, O.J. Mayo or Jason Terry when they hit the market July 1.

New York has an obvious weak spot at that position with Landry Fields being much more of a backup than a true starter, but the quandary lies deeper. Steve Novak may come off the bench, but he plays ample minutes and provides instant offense more often than not.

Additionally, the Knicks simply can't afford to pay any free agent more than $3 million if they want to avoid the hard cap (which they desperately do). There is no way that any of the three aforementioned players are coming to town for that amount. Terry might be the best bet at his advanced age, but even that seems farfetched.

The other chief concern is who would play defense? None of those players are exactly considered "lock-down defenders" and would just provide another swinging gate to the paint. The Knicks are already chock full of players who can shoot but play little defense.

Maybe it would be more prudent to let Iman Shumpert start once he recovers from his torn ACL. New York would save some money and keep the promising youngster from getting buried on the depth chart.

For more on the Knicks, please be sure to check out our blog Posting And Toasting and SB Nation New York for all the latest news and updates.

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