Knicks Notes: Lin, Free Agency, Draft Workouts

Let's round up a few of today's Knicks-related items….

  • Knicks general manager Glen Grunwald expects Jeremy Lin to re-sign with the team and doesn't foresee a scenario in which the franchise is unable to retain him, writes Al Iannazzone of Newsday"We can keep him if we want him, and we do want to keep him. I believe that Jeremy had a great experience here and I believe he wants to come back. So that's where that is."
  • Jared Zwerling of reports Grunwald would like to bring back free agent Steve Novak and hopes J.R. Smith picks up his player option so he can remain with the Knicks.
  • After working out for the Knicks, Iona's Scott Machado spoke to Al Iannazzone of Newsday about New York's potential hole at point guard: "For any point guard that wants to play here, I feel like it's a good opportunity. They got some players that are banged up, hurt or some players that are retiring or old…. As far as the opportunity here, it's a wonderful spot, they have a lot of pieces. Somewhere they need to grow solid in is the point guard spot. That's my opinion. I feel like it's a good opportunity for any point guard."
  • Re-signing Lin would help the Knicks solidify that point guard spot, but there's no guarantee New York will re-sign the restricted free agent. Dennis Velasco of The Basketball Jones examines a few potential landing spots for Lin.
  • Jared Zwerling of spoke to Marquette guard Darius Johnson-Odom, who also worked out for the Knicks and could be a second-round target for the team.
  • Mike Woodson's former agent Joe Glass is upset Woodson let him go before negotiating with James Dolan and the Knicks, but wishes the coach success in the future, writes Marc Berman of the New York Post. Larry Brown, the Glass client that initially created tension between the agent and Dolan, tells Berman that Woodson did the right thing for his future by changing agents.
  • I previewed the Knicks' summer earlier today in the latest installment in our Offseason Outlook series.

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