One Year-Free Agent Options
The Knicks do not have any intentions of screwing there finical situation up for the future with hopes of retaining the services of CP3. With that said, they still need to fill out this season’s roster. Check out a quick list of the NYDailyNews.com one-year free agent options:
* Anthony Parker: He makes a lot of sense: good defender, reliable 3-point shooter. And after Landry Fields totaled just seven points against Boston in the playoffs, the Knicks may want an upgrade at shooting guard. The Cavs are hopeful of re-signing Parker, who would not come to New York for a one-year deal.
* Samuel Dalembert: A good, not great, big man who is looking to land a major deal. Price tag may be too high for the Knicks.
* Jeff Foster: Great value for the money, especially if the Knicks can convince the Pacers’ forward/center to take a one-year deal.
* Kurt Thomas: Similar to Foster, although he is a better pick-and-pop shooter. Mike D’Antoni was interested in signing Thomas two years ago.
* Kwame Brown: Buyer beware if you give the top pick of the 2001 draft more than a one-year deal. Brown has developed into a serviceable big man, but it would be unwise to overpay for Michael Jordan’s one-time pet project.
* Jared Jeffries: Okay, so he is a brutal finisher. But he can defend (and flop) and he is a favorite of the head coach. Don’t be surprised if Jeffries isn’t in camp on Day 1. His return to the Knicks (on a one-year minimum deal) is a mere formality.
* Shawne Williams: Revived his career and reputation with a good season in New York. A hard worker, he’s also likeable and really appreciated the fact that Donnie Walsh and D’Antoni gave him a chance. He wants to come back, but the word is he wants more than a minimum deal.
* Bostjan Nachbar: A poor man’s Danilo Gallinari. He is a lethal long-range shooter who knows D’Antoni, having played for him in Italy. The Nets and Pistons also are interested. He’s expected to work out for Knicks on Tuesday.
* J.J. Barea: He’s perfect for D’Antoni’s system, but why sign the Mavs point guard when the Knicks already have Chauncey Billups and Toney Douglas under contract plus they drafted Iman Shumpert in the first round? And let’s not forget that Chris Paul is patiently waiting in the background.
* Grant Hill: He would be the type of veteran leader that the Knicks could use. D’Antoni would love him, but Hill seems destined to re-sign with Phoenix. Believe me, D’Antoni understands that thinking as well as anyone.Read more: HERE