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NBA Free Agency Rumors: The Knicks are still pursuing Delonte West

It's reportedly them and the Grizzlies right now.


It's dead quiet on the Knicks internet right now, but New York must still be quietly at work to fill a roster spot or three. Delonte West has been mentioned throughout the summer as a potential target/heir to Jason Kidd's back-up guard minutes, and that pursuit appears to be alive. From Chris Haynes of Comcast Sportsnet:

The New York Knicks and the Memphis Grizzlies are on the lookout for a backup point guard and according to a source close to the situation, both teams have inquired about the services of Delonte West.

The source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, says talks between the two teams have ramped up recently, however they are termed as being "preliminary at this point" with no offers presented as of yet.

I don't know what "between the two teams" means, but suffice to say there is a market for back-up guards and the Knicks and Grizzlies remain part of that market. Marc Stein just named Memphis as a potential landing spot for Mo Williams, for instance, and one can only assume the Knicks are bedazzling their veteran's minimum offer in an effort to entice him as well.

As for West...sure, why not? He hasn't played NBA ball in a year, but he can defend, he can create a bit, and he can hit the occasional three. Any concerns about a player being too weird or difficult have long since been abandoned with this Knicks roster. West wouldn't be my top pick of the remaining free agent guards, but the Knicks can't afford to be choosers.

Back to waiting!