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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Add international guard Souleyman Diabate to the list of players on the Knicks' Summer League roster. Others include Ron Baker, Marshall Plumlee, Marvelle Harris and JP Tokoto, according to reports. The 29-year-old Diabate, a 6-0 guard from the Ivory Coast, has been on the radar of Knicks scouts for several months.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

No meeting has been scheduled - or agreed to - between the Knicks and Kevin Durant at this point, sources say. The Knicks are optimistic that they'll ultimately get consideration from Durant but they were not among the initial group of teams with whom Durant agreed to meet. The Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder are the first known teams to secure a meeting with Durant, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. Durant's ties to the Knicks include his strong relationship with Carmelo Anthony and the relationship between his agent, Rich Kleiman of Roc Nation Sports, and Knicks GM Steve Mills. Still, given that New York is not among the first group of teams with whom Durant has agreed to meet, it seems as if the club faces long odds to sign him.