Remember last year the heat just kept signing player after player after player after the decision? Those players were trying to hop aboard the gravy train. So why aren't players beating down the door to sign with the Knicks and make their OWN championship run?
The same idea holds true for Tyson Chandler and Nene, both rumored to be high on the Nets wish list. But in the case of either, or any talented NBAer who wants to fit a need for the Knicks, why come to a situation only to be part of a package deal for a superstar?
Why have a big contract on a bad team?
Granted, it would appear more likely that Paul will land in NY than Howard in Brooklyn (or maybe not) but I think the Knicks are in a bind as it relates to bringing aboard talent. Plus the big men that they so desire, like Foster, aren't interested in only 1 year guaranteed contracts.
So while we wait for the amnesty casualties keep in mind that New York isn't the holy grail for championship seekers just yet, that will be next year, which is why the Knicks will be cost savvy now and players will be leery of where they put their signatures.