Pick an All-Star. Any All-Star.
Okay, are you ready? The Knicks want him. Badly. And they are going to wait as long as it takes for him to become a free agent, and then sign him.
Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s get to the specifics. Specific as in an actual name and an actual date, but less so in the legitimately confirmed interest in a player that may not even be available at all in circumstances that could be significantly altered all during what could be a lockout crisis. But none of that really matters, right?
LeBron James this summer, Carmelo Anthony next summer? The Knicks actually are in position to work the 2010-2011 superstar exacta if things fall a certain way. Anthony, who headlines the 2011 free-agent class, visits the Garden
tonight with the powerhouse Nuggets, looking to duplicate the 50 points
he hung on the Knicks in Denver on Nov. 28 in a 128-125 win.
Knicks president Donnie Walsh has been on a campaign to alert the
team’s fans that all the cap room does not have to be filled this July,
when the Knicks have space to sign two maximum free agents. If they sign one maximum guy such as James or Joe Johnson and
re-sign David Lee, they’ll probably be in position to have enough room
for another maximum player in 2011, with Eddy Curry’s $12M coming off
the books after next season.