How does this relate to Carmelo Anthony?
"Wilson's a restricted free agent and I'm going to sign him," Walsh said yesterday. "He's a helluva player." ..."I'm confident even if it's not there [ability to match], we're going to sign him," Walsh said. "That's our intention when the time comes."..."Wilson has played at the top of the league in some games this year and [Tuesday] night was a good example, the way he played against a top team and they couldn't deal with him," Walsh said. "He was shooting well from the outside, his uncanny ability to change direction in the air. He's gotten stronger and become a better defender. His game has jumped a lot."
You can understand why D'Antoni winces whenever someone brings up trade rumors involving Carmelo Anthony. As much as the Knicks would love to add Anthony to their mix, as each game passes, the idea of including Chandler in a trade with the Nuggets - who, according to a person with knowledge of the situation, are quite fond of him - is met with stronger resistance.
There remains another caveat: Chandler will be a restricted free agent this summer and will need a contract, too. It will take some creative bookkeeping, but the plan is to carve out enough room to have the ability to sign Anthony and also re-sign Chandler.