The Knicks are once more eyeing Kenneth Faried and Kyle Lowry, dredging up trade chatter from earlier this season. New York seems to be ramping up efforts to make a move with the deadline just eight days away and a summer of uncertainty ahead. Here’s more from Madison Square Garden:
- Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim has made a few public comments this season regarding Carmelo Anthony‘s free agency, and Anthony admits he leans on his ex-college coach for advice, as Peter Botte of the New York Daily News observes.
- Faried would give the Knicks a young, cheap power forward who fits short-term and long-term needs, but the team might regret letting Iman Shumpert continue to develop elsewhere, argues Ian Begley of ESPNNewYork.com.
- The Knicks shouldn’t be looking to trade any young players of value, argues Keith Schlosser of Knicks Journal, who examines what Shumpert and Tim Hardaway Jr. bring to the team.