May 19, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; San Antonio Spurs power forward Boris Diaw (33) and small forward Kawhi Leonard (2) defend Los Angeles Clippers power forward Kenyon Martin (2) in the second half of game three of the Western Conference semi finals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the Staples Center. San Antonio Spurs won 96-86. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-US PRESSWIRE

New York Knicks Weighing PF Options


As training camp nears, the New York Knicks are still trying to add another power forward to the roster but so far have had no success in doing so, mostly due to the fact that the Knicks can’t offer any free agent any more than the veteran’s minimum contract.

May 15, 2012; San Antonio, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Mo Williams (25) is helped off the floor by teammate Kenyon Martin (2) during the first half in game one of the Western Conference semifinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs against the San Antonio Spurs at the AT

According to Hoops Rumors, the Knicks are weighing their options when it comes to adding another big man to play behind Amar’e Stoudemire.

Kenyon Martin remains the Knicks top choice but the feeling around the league is that there’s absolutely no chance Martin will sign anywhere for the minimum.

However the Knicks are still considering the likes of  Lou Amundson, Shawne Williams, and Jordan Williams and others to fill the void, but no talks have emerged with any potential free agents.

Former Denver Nuggets power forward Chris Anderson has brought up the idea of signing with the Knicks, but the team doesn’t appear interested in Anderson at this time.

I fully expect the Knicks to add another big body, but that likely won’t happen until closer to training camp or even once it begins.

Another possibility is for them to hold out until training camp ends and teams make their cuts. They may have more luck scooping someone up that way instead of giving their last guaranteed contract to someone that they don’t like to begin with.

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  • jamal

    KMart doesn’t really deserve more than minimum.