Deron Williams began informing associates after last season that if Amar'e Stoudemire wound up in New York, he would follow him there as a free agent in 2012, according to sources.

If the Knicks are able to acquire Carmelo Anthony, whether it be via trade or as a free agent, it remains to be seen whether they'd be able to sign a superstar free agent like Williams, Chris Paul or Dwight Howard in 2012.