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NBA Free Agency Rumors: Knicks preparing an offer for Elton Brand, showing interest in several others (Updated 11:42 AM)

So much interest, and perhaps an offer to come.

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The Knicks, who employ Carmelo Anthony, Amar'e Stoudemire, Andrea Bargnani, and Tyson Chandler, are going to make an offer to free agent big person Elton Brand, according to Jared Zwerling's sources:

I like Elton Brand, and if he's willing to take the veteran's minimum...sure, why not? For part of the MLE, I'm less sure. If you CAN get someone like Brand for the vet's minimum, I'm not sure why you'd trade assets for Andrea Bargnani (hoarding former number one picks?), but anywayyyy Brand might not be attainable, so whatever. A few other things:

1. Nate Robinson returning to New York has always seemed improbable, but Marc Berman frames it as the team, not the player, having little interest, which surprises me. Zwerling hears that Nate himself IS interested (along with Matt Barnes). Hmm.



Okay! Could be Brown's people using Brown's co-alumnus for a Grant Hill Maneuver, but okay.

4. Jared Jeffries is waiting by the phone if the Knicks are interested.

5. In a report mostly about the Knicks' interest in Francisco Garcia, Berman adds Devin Harris and Will Bynum (interest in whom has previously been mentioned) to the list of guards the Knicks called on the first day of free agency. That's just interest.

6. Boban Marjanovic, the giant Serbian center who was considering playing for the Knicks in Summer League, has signed in Serbia, so I guess that's not happening.

That's where things stand. Remember, as always, that no signings can officially be made until July 10.

Update (11:42 AM):