The Knicks have jumped ahead of the Warriors in pursuing Tyson Chandler, according to sources.
If New York reaches an agreement with Chandler, they will amnesty Chauncey Billups and then attempt to trade Ronny Turiaf.
Chandler could receive a four-year deal from the Knicks at $14 million annually.
"New York is Tyson's first choice," a source told ESPN's Marc Stein. "It's 98 percent sure that Tyson is going to wind up with the Knicks."
The Knicks may work out a sign-and-trade with the Mavericks where Billups is involved, according to Newsday's Alan Hahn.