That means the Knicks officially have: Amar'e Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler, Toney Douglas, Landry Fields, Bill Walker, Renaldo Balkman, Shumpert, Harrellson (aka Jorts), Jeffries and Bibby.
However, word is that the Knicks are actively pursuing adding another big name: Jamal Crawford.
Alex Kennedy tweeted (twatted, twat) about it last night, and other reports have since confirmed it. Marc Berman tweeted, twatted, twote about it this morning unveiling some more details:
ToldAnd then revealed some more:
#Knicks and Hawks working on 3-team deal for Jamal Crawford with Douglas involved in one scenario
#Knicks, Golden State, Atlanta working on sign&trade to get Jamal Crawford back to New York
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Douglas is the only PG (if you want to call him that) on the team that has any experience running the system before. Likewise, he's one of the few guards the Knicks have who is a good defender; Shumpert is still completely unproven. Jamal, meanwhile, is an awful defender.
Jamal is a better playmaker than people realize, and his chucking tendencies might be slowed by having to feed Carmelo and Amar'e the ball, but at this point trading for anybody seems like a lateral move. We'll see as more details come.
Likewise, the Knicks are still waiting to hear from JJ Barea and Shawne Williams. Both guys would be great additions should they accept the Knicks' offers.