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Tue, 21 Jul 2009 23:23:00 -0400Donnie Walsh's unused midlevel exception suddenly has become a hot commodity as the free-agency period extends deeper into the summer. After Jason Kidd, then Grant Hill turned down the $5.8-million exception, two unsigned point guards, Andre Miller and Ramon Sessions, are believed to be awaiting offers from the Knicks.
Mon, 20 Jul 2009 21:53:00 -0400It's playoffs or bust, says Wilson Chandler.
Sat, 18 Jul 2009 19:53:00 -0400LeBron James will have money on the table sometime Sunday, which is the official first day the Cavaliers can offer an extension to their superstar. James is expected to appreciate the offer - by rule, the most the Cavs can give in an extension is three years and $65 million - but not sign it. Not with half of the league, including the desperate Knicks, carving out huge chunks of salary-cap space to make a bid for him next summer.
Thu, 16 Jul 2009 22:53:00 -0400David Lee is willing to take a lower salary during the 2010-11 season to save the Knicks precious salary-cap space to make a run at high-end free agents next summer. But the issue for the Knicks is that based on Lee's overall asking price, even a slight reduction might not make a difference in the critical bottom line.
Tue, 14 Jul 2009 22:23:00 -0400The good news is that at least this year the Knicks' lottery pick made it through an entire game. A year ago here at the NBA Summer League, Danilo Gallinari crashed into Robert "Tractor" Traylor and developed a back injury that led to surgery in April and a truncated rookie season.
Tue, 14 Jul 2009 21:43:00 -0400Nate Robinson may be getting a big fat Greek payday. Newsday has learned that Olympiakos, the Athens-based team that last summer lured Josh Childress away from the NBA, has offered the Knicks' 5-9 guard a two-year contract.
Mon, 13 Jul 2009 20:13:00 -0400He emphasized that the Knicks should not expect Curry to show up for training camp at his fictitiously listed weight of 285.
Mon, 13 Jul 2009 20:13:00 -0400Donnie Walsh said talks with the Knicks' two restricted free agents, David Lee and Nate Robinson, "will be ongoing this week" and denied he is trying to use the dried-up market to force both into taking much cheaper qualifying offers.
Wed, 8 Jul 2009 22:11:00 -0400Double-double machine David Lee had not a single offer sheet tendered by any of the few teams with cap space.
Tue, 7 Jul 2009 21:23:00 -0400The free-agent signing moratorium ended at midnight, but the offseason has only just begun for the Knicks.