The Knicks have been connected with free agent big man Hamed Haddadi for several weeks and the two sides could finally be coming together on an agreement. The Knicks are meeting with the Iranian center today, according to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News (via Twitter).
From a basketball perspective, Haddadi can provide the Knicks with additional frontcourt depth at what will presumably be the league minimum. Signing him would also have the added benefit of scratching the back of agent Marc Cornstein who represents free agent acquisitions Metta World Peace and Beno Udrih.
Haddadi finished last season strong after coming over from the Raptors at the deadline as he averaged 4.1 points and 5.1 rebounds in 13.8 minutes per game for Phoenix. The big man had a partially-guaranteed deal with the Suns for 2013/14 and the team opted to cut him loose for $200K this summer rather than pay him $1.4MM for the season.