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NBA Free Agency Rumors 2012: New York Knicks Looking For Veteran Backcourt Help, Hoping To Keep Own Free Agents

The New York Knicks are likely to be patient while gauging the market for restricted free agent Jeremy Lin and are still expected to look for other backcourt help, according to a New York Post report.

Marc Berman of the New York Post reports that the Knicks are likely to be "in the mix" for free agent guards Jason Kidd, Andre Miller, Raymond Felton, Ray Allen and Jameer Nelson.

General manager Glen Grunwald said the Knicks also want to keep his big four free agents -- Lin, Steve Novak, Landry Fields and J.R. Smith.

"We want to keep both [Lin and Novak] and keep Landry and J.R.,'' Grunwald said. "Those are four free-agents we want to keep. They're all valuable players.We're going to try to keep all four of them. "We have some [recruiting] plans. We've been in contact with our own free agents. They've expressed their desire to come back. They know we love them and want them. We'll do the negotiating and hopefully it all works out''

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