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Bulls, Thunder Considered Favorites For Pau Gasol

The Chicago Bulls and Oklahoma City Thunder have emerged as the favorites to sign Pau Gasol.

Gasol is also considering re-signing with the Los Angeles Lakers, while the New York Knicks and San Antonio Spurs are additional possibilities. 

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Knicks Contact 76ers On Amar'e Stoudemire Trade

The New York Knicks have contacted the Philadelphia 76ers about a trade centered on Amar'e Stoudemire.

Phil Jackson is trying to clear this year's payroll and has looked for avenues to trade Stoudemire.

The 76ers have made it known they would be willing to accept an undesirable contract if an asset is included in the deal. Iman Shumpert is a possible part in a Stoudemire deal to the 76ers.

Via Marc Berman/New York Post

Kurt Rambis Named Associate Head Coach Of Knicks

Kurt Rambis has been named associate head coach of the New York Knicks.

Rambis will be reunited with both Derek Fisher and Phil Jackson.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Report: Lakers In Three-Team Race For Carmelo With Knicks, Bulls

The Los Angeles Lakers made a "major" impact in their meeting with Carmelo Anthony on Thursday and are in a three-team race with the New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls, according to a report.

Anthony also met with the Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks.

Via Bill Simmons/ESPN

Derrick Rose Was Coincidentally At United Center During Carmelo's Visit

Derrick Rose was coincidentally at the United Center in the middle of his daily workout routine while the Chicago Bulls were meeting with Carmelo Anthony and was not part of the official recruiting pitch.

Sources say Rose was actually surprised to see Anthony as he had no idea what time he would be visiting the Bulls.

Rose broke up his workout to approach Anthony and said a brief hello, but that was the extent of his participation in the Bulls' recruitment.

Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson were officially part of the Bulls' pitch to Anthony, but the team never asked Rose to join in.

"Derrick wasn't bothered that he wasn't a part of it," a source said. "He was just kind of shocked, like, 'Man, I didn't get the memo.'"

Rose had previously said that he wouldn't be involved in recruiting Anthony.

Via Chris Broussard/ESPN

Carmelo Leaves Knicks' Meeting Feeling Aligned With Jackson's Vision

Carmelo Anthony left his meeting with the New York Knicks on Thursday feeling aligned with the vision set forth by Phil Jackson.

Anthony had direct questions for Jackson and Derek Fisher during their meeting in Los Angeles.

As one official involved in the recruiting process told Yahoo, "He just wants to feel like he's not all alone on the court."

Jackson dispelled doubts that he was indifferent about Anthony staying with the Knicks, sources said. 

Anthony needed to hear that enthusiasm from Jackson, as well as the Knicks' max contract offer of $129 million over five seasons.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Carmelo Reaches Out To Pau Gasol About Joining Knicks

Carmelo Anthony reached out to Pau Gasol to discuss the possibility of playing together for the New York Knicks.

Anthony met with the Los Angeles Lakers earlier on Thursday.

The Knicks are growing increasingly confident that Anthony will agree to re-sign with the club.

The Knicks can pay Gasol only the taxpayer's exception starting at $3.28 million annually.

Anthony is expected to take the weekend to make his decision, sources said, but the process is forever fluid.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Lakers Secure Thursday Meeting With Carmelo Anthony

The Los Angeles Lakers have secured a Thursday meeting with Carmelo Anthony.

Anthony will meet with the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday, followed by meetings with the Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday.

Anthony's final meeting will be with the New York Knicks.

Via Ramona Shelburne/

Lakers, Bulls, Rockets, Celtics, Thunder Lead NBA In 14-15 Profits

The Los Angeles Lakers are projected to make $100.1 million in profit for the 13-14 NBA season, comfortably the best in the NBA.

The Chicago Bulls are second at $61 million, followed by the Houston Rockets ($40.7 million), Boston Celtics ($33.1 million) and Oklahoma City Thunder ($29 million).

The Lakers have a huge profit despite contributing a league-high $49 million to revenue-sharing.

The New York Knicks are expected to take a net loss of $3.5 million due to $27 million in revenue-sharing contribution and paying a large luxury tax bill.

The San Antonio Spurs, Utah Jazz and Denver Nuggets finished sixth, seventh and eighth, respectively, in net profits.

The Brooklyn Nets will post a loss of $144 million for the season.

Via Zach Lowe/Grantland

Knicks Decline Qualifying Offer On Toure Murry

The New York Knicks declined to make the qualifying offer to Toure Murry.

Murry will become an unrestricted free agent.

The Knicks are still interested in re-signing Murry.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Rose Won't Recruit Carmelo But Loves His Game

Derrick Rose said recruiting free agents is "not his job."

Carmelo To Meet With Bulls At Midnight Tuesday; Rockets, Mavs on Wednesday

Carmelo Anthony is expected to sit down with the Bulls, Rockets, Mavericks and Lakers this week.

Knicks Plan To Pursue Pau Gasol

The Knicks are envisioning a Carmelo Anthony-Pau Gasol frontcourt combo.

Carmelo To Make Decision After Visits With Knicks, Bulls, Lakers, Rockets, Mavs

Carmelo Anthony plans on making his decision in the second week of July after taking several visits in free agency.

Carmelo Could Take 7.5 Percent Pay Decrease In Year 2 To Create More Cap Space

Phil Jackson and the Knicks are not demanding Carmelo Anthony take less money to re-sign, but they are challenging him to do so.

Carmelo Not Expected To Consider Heat, Lakers

Carmelo Anthony will visit the Rockets, Mavericks and Bulls once free agency begins on July 1.

Knicks, Mavs Agree To Chandler, Felton For Calderon, Dalembert, Larkin, Two 2nd Rounders

Tyson Chandler was with the Mavericks in 2011 when they won the NBA Finals.

Knicks, Rockets Could Discuss Carmelo For Harden Sign-And-Trade

The Rockets could acquire Carmelo Anthony in a sign-and-trade involving James Harden and then sign LeBron James outright.

Clippers Haven't Ruled Out Pursuing Carmelo

Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul have long been close friends.

Boeheim Has Talked To Thibodeau About Carmelo, Believes In Their Potential Partnership

Jim Boeheim has talked to Tom Thibodeau about Carmelo Anthony.

Heat, Hawks Could Join Pursuit Of Carmelo Anthony

The Hawks would have to clear approximately $10 million to $12 million to sign Carmelo Anthony to a max contract.

Raymond Felton Avoids Jail Time, Pleads Guily To Low-Level Gun Felony

Raymond Felton will not face jail time after pleading guilty to a low-level felony of attempted possession of a weapon.

Carmelo Would Like Input In Player Personnel Decisions

The Knicks have limited roster flexibility this offseason, but could have significant cap space in 2015.

Mavericks To Pursue Pau Gasol

The Mavericks plan to pursue Pau Gasol in free agency.

Carmelo Anthony To Inform Knicks He Will Opt Out Of Contract, Become Free Agent

Carmelo Anthony will inform the Knicks on Monday that he is opting out of the final season of his contract.

Andrea Bargnani Opts In With Knicks For 14-15

Andrea Bargnani will become a free agent in 2015.

Carmelo Inquiring About Life In Chicago

Carmelo Anthony and the Bulls are each doing due diligence upon the other ahead of free agency.

Knicks Targeting Tyler Ennis, P.J. Hairston If 1st Round Pick Purchased

The Knicks are attempting to purchase a first round pick in Thursday's NBA Draft.

Carmelo Likes Phil Jackson's Direction Of Knicks

Carmelo Anthony declined to address his future plans on Wednesday, but he expressed how pleased he was with his meeting last week with Phil Jackson, Derek Fisher and Steve Mills.

Sources: Warriors Trading David Lee, Harrison Barnes For Tyson Chandler 'Won't Happen'

The Warriors would be willing to part with David Lee and Harrison Barnes for Tyson Chandler, according to a report.
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