The Knicks don't have salary cap room to offer Gasol other than a $4 million exception, but will go after the Spaniard regardless.
The Knicks' belief that they can resign Anthony boils down to a connection with Jackson and money. The Knicks can offer Anthony a $129 million deal with a full max contract that other teams can't match. If Anthony leaves without a sign and trade, his max contract is 4-years $95.9 million. Anthony also still loves playing at Madison Square Garden.