Unraveling the Knicks' clutter of possibilities


There's a lot of Knicks stuff out there today, from Amare Stoudemire recruiting/tampering with Carmelo Anthony and Tony Parker to join him in New York, to Stoudemire reportedly setting up meetings with the Nets on Tuesday and the Bulls on Wednesday.

Obviously, the situation remains fluid.

What remains to be seen is whether it remains static as LeBron James takes a couple days, or more, to make up his mind. Brian Windhorst of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer now has a source saying the announcement won't come until the conclusion of James' Nike camp in Akron on Wednesday night.

Click over to the Knicks blog on the ESPNNewYork site for a complete rundown, and I'll throw you this teaser quote that's included in that link-filled post.

It is from Tom Penn, the former Portland assistant general manager and current ESPN on-camera capologist, who believes the Knicks are the team that makes the most sense as James' best landing spot.

"My gut tells me that New York is the place for LeBron. I've felt that since last summer when it became clear he wasn't going to do a contract extension," Penn told me on the phone this morning. "LeBron is a dynamic guy, a guy who wants to do more than just play basketball, and he's so talented and has so many other interests. And in the next decade, he can achieve success in all those areas if he plays in New York. If you want to be king, you want to be in the castle, the Mecca of Basketball."