I have been reading around the net today, and have come away with the impression that Dampier flew into NY today to seriously consider signing with the Knicks for a 1 year deal and the full mid level exception. He is impressed with how Isiah has courted him, and wants to play for a contender. Since the Knicks have not signed Baker to any of the mid level exception like was printed in the paper last week, and supposedly the Knicks offered Kurt Thomas and Othello for Damp and where turned down by Golden State. Now Othello is involved in the Crawford deal. What more could the Knicks offer GS that they would be interested in?
My guess is that he has run out of options and may just sign outright with the Knicks for the year.
Now that would be the greatest thing to happen to the Knicks since they drafted #33. Get Dampier without trading kurt or anyone. That would serve GS right. Those idiots sign Derek Fisher to 40 million for 6 years, but will not take Thomas and expiring contract for Dampier just so they do not lose him for nothing. No wonder that team always sucks...
Anyone hear anything to support this??