Knicks Free Agency Roundup: The First 12 Hours

The start of the 2015 free agency period was as hectic as ever. Within the first forty-five seconds Anthony Davis agreed on a five-year, $145 million deal with New Orleans Pelicans. Aside from the that, the Knick frequently surfaced in the news and rumors.

Here’s what the Knicks were involved in overnight;

Meeting with Monroe

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(Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Phil Jackson and co. travelled down to Washington D.C. to meet with free agent Forward / Center Greg Monroe. The Knicks did so as soon as the proceedings were declared open; 12 a.m. The meeting last nearly two hours and there seems to be a very tight lid on things, no information on discussions or how the meeting went was or is yet to be leaked.

Los Angeles Bound

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Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

New York have managed to secure two meetings with two high-profile free agents, Deandre Jordan and Lamarcus Aldridge, in Los Angeles. The Knicks will meet with Jordan later Wednesday after he met with Dallas to begin with. Aldridge will sit down with New York, his last meeting, on Thursday. Aldridge had a two hour sit down with the Lakers to kick off his tour.

Mutual Interest Between Beverley, Knicks

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Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Rockets restricted free agent point guard, Patrick Beverley, was contacted by the Knicks. According to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports there is strong mutual interest between the two parties. Beverley was also phoned by Cleveland, Dallas and Houston.

Knicks Phone Brewer

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Fox Sports

Corey Brewer opted out of his contract to become an unrestricted free agent. The veteran small forward was contacted by three teams, the Boston Celtics, New York Knicks and Houston Rockets who he had a face-to-face meeting with.

Knicks on Matthews’ Radar

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Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Wesley Matthews had a meeting with the Dallas Mavericks to begin his proceedings but according to Ian Begley of ESPN New York, the Orange and Blue are still firmly on his mind. The un-drafted guard will meet with New York later in the week.

Green Wants to Meet with Knicks

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Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Danny Green’s first move in free agency was to talk to and schedule a meeting with the Detroit Pistons. Later, the Long Island native made it known that he’d like to sit down and converse with New York’s officials. Green, in fact, stated that he’d be “crazy” to to meet with his hometown team.

Love, Rondo Out of the Frame

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Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

According to Yahoo Sports, the New York Knicks have absolutely no interest in and will not pursue either Kevin Love or Rajon Rondo. Love is expected to return to Cleveland and Rondo is being courted by Sacramento.

Knicks’ Potential Target Signs Elsewhere

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Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Knicks were displaying interest in defensive forward Al-Farouq Aminu. He averaged 5.6 points per game and 4.4 rebounds per game last year which landed him a four-year, $30 million deal with the Portland Trailblazers.

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