Possible Trade Moves to free cap:

  • Andrea Bargnani to Mavericks, Orlando, even Denver...
  • Tyson Chandler to Lakers, Wizards or Trail Blazers could all be options...
  • J.R. Smith to Dallas, Miami, or Phoenix could be options...
  • Raymond Felton to Orlando, Lakers, or void contract(legal issues)...
  • Amare Stoudemire to Bucks(for Larry Sanders), Phoenix, Detroit...

The Knicks could eye these free agents:

SG: Jodie Meeks
SF: Wesley Johnson
C: Chris Kaman
PG: Steve Blake
PF: Pau Gasol

The Knicks should re-sign these free agents:

SF: Earl Clark
PF: Kenyon Martin (Early Bird Rights)
C: Jeremy Tyler (Qualifying Offer)
PG: Toure Murry (Qualifying Offer)

The Knicks could trade for these players:

PG: Chauncey Billups (Detroit)
C: Larry Sanders (Milwaukee)

In the end the 2014-15 Knicks could look like this: (with Melo)

PG: Billups
SG: Shumpert/Hardaway
SF: Melo
PF: Pau
C: Sanders

PG: Prigioni/S. Blake
SG: Hardaway/Shumpert/Meeks
SF: Wesley Johnson/Lamar Odom
PF: Kenyon Martin/Earl Clark
C: Jeremy Tyler/Chris Kaman

Wesley Johnson/ Shumpert/ Hardaway < one of these three to be the new 6th man...

The players that would have more than one year on this roster would be:

  • Carmelo Anthony (assuming he re-signs with the team)
  • Wesley Johnson
  • Larry Sanders (4yrs $44 M - 11 flat annual)
  • Tim Hardaway (Rookie Contract)
  • Pablo Prigioni

Heading into the 2015 season, the Knicks will have some flexibility to add another contract like Rondo, Love or Aldridge...