The Knicks are nearing completion on a deal with Tyson Chandler worth $58 million over four seasons.
After their efforts to trade for Chris Paul stalled, sources say the Knicks intensified their efforts to sign Chandler.
In order to sign Chandler, the Knicks will need either amnesty or trade Chauncey Billups.
The Warriors were previously in the market for Chandler, but they are all but out of the running.
Marc Stein reports that the Mavericks are uninterested in taking back Billups in a sign-and-trade for Chandler.
Update: Multiple sources confim to Newsday's Alan Hahn that Chandler will indeed end up with the Knicks. Both Billups and Turiaf will be shed in order to create room for Chandler.