New Knick Evan Fournier is in Japan playing for Team France in the Olympics, which made the first day of NBA free agency very different for him.
Free-agent forward Carmelo Anthony is reportedly weighing interest from the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers. Marc Stein reported the future Hall of Famer is considering both a return to New York and teaming up with longtime friend LeBron James in Los Angeles. Anthony played the last two seasons for the Portland Trail Blazers, finding a niche as a quality role player after making adjustments to his post-prime game.
The New York Knicks spent the first night of free agency making a minor splash while retaining some of the core pieces that helped the franchise break its eight-year playoff drought. Per reports, the Knicks are bringing back Derrick Rose ($43 million), Nerlens Noel ($32 million), and Alec Burks ($30 million) on three-year deals while inking veteran swingman Evan Fournier to a four-year, $78 million pact. Both Rose and Noel were integral parts in keeping the Knicks on track toward the No.