The Nets have stolen New York's backpage headlines from the Knicks, observes Mitch Lawrence of the New York Daily News, who believes that if Carmelo Anthony flees for the Lakers next summer, it wouldn't be the worst possible outcome for the Madison Square Garden faithful. While baseball decamps from New York following last night's All-Star Game, here's a look at the city's basketball beat:
- Former Net Josh Childress will meet with several teams Friday in Las Vegas, tweets Jared Zwerling of ESPNNewYork.com. So, far the Knicks have been the only ones linked this month to 30-year-old swingman, and the two sides have already spoken.
- While noting that Baron Davis was part of a Knicks contingent observing Bobby Brown's workout yesterday, Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reports that Darius Morris and Stefhon Hannah also worked out for the Knicks (Twitter links).
- Keith Bogans says that when he consented to his inclusion in the Nets/Celtics blockbuster trade, he wasn't aware he'd get the hefty $5MM+ salary that the sign-and-trade afforded him, notes Tim Bontemps of the New York Post.