With a few roster spots still up for grabs the New York Knicks continue to look for players who they can fit under their salary cap. Considering the financial limitations facing the Knicks in free agency, almost every name that surfaces is a candidate for the veterans minimum. Although names like Raja Bell, Josh Childress, and Chauncey Billups aren’t going to get the fans too excited, they certainly represent players who are capable of filling a role with the Knicks. With that in mind here is a list of the latest Knicks free agent buzz.
According to RealGM free agent guard Raja Bell, who worked out for the Knicks in New York on Monday, stood out to the point where he could receive consideration for a roster spot.Bell, who will turn 37 in September, is an intriguing target for the Knicks based on his reputation for being a good outside shooter and versatile defender. The unknown as it pertains to Bell is if he can make it through the grind of an entire NBA season after sitting out last season entirely.
As reported by Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, the Knicks are in pursuit of veteran point guard Chauncey Billups. Billups was amnestied by the Knicks in 2011 to create enough cap space to sign Tyson Chandler. It is reported that Billups is unlikely to accept a minimum deal to join the New York Knicks.
According to Jared Zwerling of ESPN New York The New York Knicks are in the process of trying to bring small forward Josh Childress to Madison Square Garden. Apparently Childress, who was the 6th overall pick in the 2004 draft, is open to playing for the veterans minimum.