Knicks Notes: Love, Calipari, Stoudemire

Yesterday we learned that Kevin Love still considers the Knicks an appealing destination, and Ian Begley of looks ahead to the summer of 2015 to see what kind of fit Love might have within New York’s roster and salary cap. Here’s more from New York:

  • Ohm Youngmisuk of wonders whether it would be worth it for new Knicks president Phil Jackson to commit to a full-on tanking effort next year, citing some Sixers fans’ patience with Philadelphia’s rebuilding process despite their ugly losing streak.
  • A friend of Kentucky coach John Calipari tells Steve Serby of The New York Post that Calipari hasn’t indicated that he’s looking for an NBA job, but Serby thinks the Knicks should pursue him anyway.
  • The Knicks didn’t expect much from Amar’e Stoudemire this season and acquired Andrea Bargnani as frontcourt insurance in a costly trade, but the former All-Star tells Al Iannazzone of Newsday that he’s had more hope about his long-term health than many of his doubters. “Last year was a very frustrating year. Knowing how much I trained and worked on being a dominant player and then receiving those injuries and coming off the bench, it was one of the hardest years I’ve endured in my career,” Stoudemire said. “I still stayed positive, I stayed optimistic about things and I’ve been an example for a lot of the youth out there that no matter what the situation might be, always continue to work. You have the goals in mind and you know what type of player you want to become; just keep working.”
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