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2016 Knicks free agency has begun. Here's what you need to know.

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Free agency.

It is here.

Well, technically not here here ... the contracts cannot officially be signed until July 7. But as of midnight, ET, on Friday, teams can contact free agents. So many meetings!

As for the KnicksMatt RW broke down their salary cap situation: They will have somewhere between $26 and $30 million, depending on various cap holds on the roster. They currently have a grand total of five players under contract: Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis, Derrick Rose, Kyle O'Quinn and Justin Holiday. They need more players.

So who will the Knicks focus on when they go a-courtin'? And which free agents might leave New York? Here's what we know thus far:

Dudes the Knicks called at midnight:

Dudes the Knicks will meet with:

- Joakim Noah is almost certainly coming, according to just about everybody. He'll meet with the Knicks' bigwigs on Friday afternoon. Supposedly the deal will be in the neighborhood of $18 million, but a new report from the Chicago Sun-Times has the Knicks trying to convince him to bring it down to $15-16 million. This is the latest as of post-midnight Friday morning:

That's a lot of years.

- Nicolas Batum ... via phone!

- Evan Turner:

When it comes to Turner, the front office might want to consider this ...

- Jamal Crawford:

Kevin Durant ... met with Carmelo Anthony!

- Austin Rivers:

Dudes the Knicks are interested in:

Eric Gordon, who is constantly injured.

Jon Leuer, 27-year-old power forward.

Kent Bazemore, though they expect him to be too expensive.

Dudes P&T has profiled:

Osborn wrote on the merits of Anthony Morrow, Tyler Johnson, Jerryd Bayless, E'Twuann Moore, Mario Chalmers, E'Twuann Moore and Darrell Arthurt.

Various members of our roundtable discussion advocated for D.J. Augustin, Seth Curry and Solomon Hill.

Knicks free agents:

- Lance Thomas and Langston Galloway (keep 'em both!)

- Derrick Williams

- Arrron Afflalo

- Kevin Seraphin

- Sasha Vujacic

- Lou Amundson

- Cleanthony Early (Knicks didn't issue him a qualifying offer)