Knicks Notes: Durant, Udrih, Buycks

The Knicks didn’t pull off a deadline trade, so they will need to look to the future in their quest to surround Carmelo Anthony with other star caliber players. This is assuming of course that ‘Melo decides to return to New York next season. If the Knicks re-sign Anthony for the maximum salary this summer and ink another maximum-salary free agent in 2015, they probably won’t be able to afford Kevin Durant in 2016, as Ian Begley of explains.

More on the Knicks:

  • The Knicks and two other clubs showed interest in Raptors guard Dwight Buycks before the deadline but Toronto showed no interest, sources tell Shams Charania of RealGM (on Twitter).
  • Sources tell Chris Broussard of that the Clippers were negotiating with the Knicks about Iman Shumpert just to keep the swingman away from the Thunder, who also reportedly had interest (Twitter Link).
  • It’s unlikely the Knicks and Beno Udrih will come to a buyout agreement, a source tells Marc Berman of The New York Post. The Knicks were close to a deal to trade the point guard to the Nuggets before the deadline. Udrih though, hasn’t ruled out the possibility of a buyout yet, tweets Berman.

Chuck Myron contributed to this post.

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