Alright, obviously the free agent market next year makes a large majority of Knicks fans excited, but lets think about whats really going to happen with the top flight free agents.
Chris Bosh, despite the rumors is probably not going to sign with New York. When it was asked by a Knicks fan if Bosh will be coming to New York, he responded by laughing at the notion as if it were an insult. He will likely go to Miami or stay in Toronto (a team that has gained momentum this season). Dwayne Wade has already stated he will probably stay with Miami, they have just as much cap space as us. So Wade will likely end up with another star on his team, possibly Bosh. If Wade doesn't sign with Miami, his first choice would probably his hometown of Chicago, where he currently resides.
LeBron has been vague about his intentions. His team seems in good shape currently. If he wins a Championship, he's staying in Cleveland. The Nate Robinson trade was brilliant. Boston will likely be facing Cleveland in the playoffs, Robinson will probably help Boston by scoring prolifically off the bench. This could be a major factor in keeping Cleveland from even going to the Finals, if Boston beats them. If LeBron can't even get to the finals, he's bound to get out Cleveland and we're the frontrunners in that race. I say Cleveland still has a good shot at winning the Finals, thereby keeping LeBron. But, I think the odds for us to get LeBron are one in three.
I think Joe Johnson is likely going to sign with us. Atlanta offered him a very solid deal for $60 million over 4 years, a fair and solid contract. He turned it down. This means he is not confident in his future with Atlanta. In Phoenix, Johnson was coached by D' Antoni, where they had a good chemistry. Johnson has stated that D'Antoni is a great coach and largely credits him for his development as a player. Johnson is the most likely of the free agents to sign with us next year, especially since we have no one at the SG position.
McGrady has stated he wants to continue to play for the Knicks and will accept less money.