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2016 Knicks Free Agency: Joakim Noah and Courtney Lee will be New York's top targets on Friday

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As we were told heading into the moratorium period, the Knicks plan to meet with Joakim Noah Friday in Orlando. Well before that meeting, details of a contract framework started to leak, getting steeper and steeper with each report:

Yeah. As described, that would not be a team-friendly deal, years-wise. That'd be giving a guy 4 guaranteed years when there's no word of anyone else offering him ... well, anything, and setting that guy up to make like 1/5 of the salary cap when he's 35 and Carmelo Anthony's contract is already over. Not ideal. Also not done -- not like Timofey Mozgov's agreement with the Lakers is. We'll see what we hear when the parties actually meet. Don't freak out yet. Those rumors could very well be coming from just one side of the negotiating table. Like ...

"We're not there yet,'' one NBA source told The Post early Friday morning.

"We." Anyway, waiting on that one.

Next thing! Shams Charania reported on the Vertical live show that the Knicks' backcourt priority is Courtney Lee. They called him as soon as possible, and it looks like they'll try to meet with him todaymorrow:

If Lee's as serious as the Knicks are, that'll be something to juggle with Noah's contract.

More meetings (or at least conversations) were rumored -- Austin Rivers, Evan Turner, Nicolas Batum, Jamal Crawford -- but those two appear to be the big ones.


I must sleep. I'll see you in the morning.