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Knicks Links: Dancing with the Career Role Players

Also: Brandon Jennings still loves Kristaps Porzingis.

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Hey there guys and gals. I’ve got a few links for your dome piece today, but first, here’s a little listening material:

Offseason links, they sure are something

— Former Knicks coach Derek Fisher will be one of the 13 new contestants on season 25 of “Dancing with the Stars.” That show never ceases to amaze me in regards to who they consider a “star.” Derek Fisher averaged eight points per game for his career, you dolts! He’s not a star!

In other news, Fish’s dance partner Sharna Burgess is, as far as I can tell, single. So he at least shouldn’t have to get into any fights!

— Brandon Jennings praised both his own and Kristaps Porzingis’ play from this past season:

So $200 million is, let’s just say, “a lot of money.” As in, there’s two player that have signed $200+ million extensions and their names are James Harden and Steph Curry. Not quite sure I’m ready to put KP there yet like Brandon, but I sure hope he gets there!

Also, I know he wasn’t phenomenal in his time here (far from it), but I kind of miss Jennings.

— ESPN’s Ian Begley reports that the Knicks and Rockets are currently “not close” on a Melo deal. Le sigh. In addition, here’s another little interesting nugget that was examined on this morning’s Locked on Knicks:

One name that came up in those (very) preliminary talks? Bucks forward Jabari Parker, per league sources.

It's unclear which side—the Knicks or Bucks—brought up Parker's name. What is clear is that Parker would have been part of an outgoing package that included a larger Bucks contract, such as John Henson's or Greg Monroe's. If that deal had come to fruition, the Knicks would have received the type of return they'd long hoped for in an Anthony trade: a young player on a below-market contract in Parker.

Knicks president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry remain set on getting some combination of a young player, draft pick or expiring contract back in any Anthony deal.

Parker is intriguing...he now carries a rather robust injury history after tearing his ACL for a second straight season, but all in all he’s a very talented scorer that was once favorably compared to—irony alert!—Carmelo Anthony. All that said, this deal probably won’t happen. Still some food for thought!

— Begley issued a very important correction for the above story:

Good on you for taking your L, Ian.

— Just in case Melo’s still a Knick through the upcoming season, here’s a nice video from Sports Illustrated about why he loves New York:

— Knicks rook Damyean Dotson, a Houston native, is still trying to make contact with many of his friends and family after Hurricane Harvey. I hope he manages to get in touch with all of his loved ones.

And that’s all I got for today, folks. Til next time!