Assuming Robin Lopez signs for $12 million a year, the Knicks would have approximately $7 million left over in cap space -- not enough to pay a star.
Robin Lopez chooses the Knicks
The free-agent center picked New York over the Lakers, sources told ESPN's Marc Stein. Lopez and the Knicks agreed to a four-year contract worth $54M, according to ESPN sources and media reports.
And for their next trick, the Knicks are meeting with Corey Brewer and Derrick Williams, according to sources.
Knicks finalizing deal with Robin Lopez
The agreement is for four years, $54M. The center is choosing New York over the Lakers, so long as the Knicks don't sign DeAndre Jordan. (via ESPN and media reports)
Tom Haberstroh joins The Herd with Colin Cowherd to discuss Greg Monroe's signing with the Bucks and the Knicks' situation with Carmelo Anthony.
Afflalo on the decline?
Arron Afflalo signed with the Knicks at a low-price, but Kevin Pelton notes that his stats on both ends dropped last year. Pelton’s day-two analysis (insider)
Why Knicks struggle to recruit players
Between the unappetizing prospect of rebuilding and the fact players can get money and stardom elsewhere, Bruce Bowen and Tom Haberstroh aren't surprised with the weakening of New York's allure.
Robin Lopez leaning toward Knicks
The center has picked the Knicks over the Lakers, sources told ESPN's Marc Stein. Lopez will sign with New York as long as DeAndre Jordan does not choose the Knicks. Story
Free-agent center Robin Lopez has picked the New York Knicks for what sources said is a four-year deal with a total value of $54 million.
As they continue their search for a big man in free agency, the Knicks have discussed the possibility of bringing back David Lee, a source said.
The Knicks and Lakers were humbled in the first few days of NBA free agency. What other lessons did we learn?
Lakers, Heat in hunt for Aldridge
The Lakers got a second meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge today, and the Heat are in the hunt as well. Aldridge will have a meeting tonight with Pat Riley, sources tell ESPN's Marc Stein. The Knicks' meeting with Aldridge has been put off.
Tom Penn joins Ryen Russillo to discuss the Lakers' strategy in free agency and whether the Knicks or Lakers are more attractive to free agents.
The Knicks agreed to a very reasonable contract with Arron Afflalo, writes Ian Begley.
Phil Jackson and the Knicks missed out on free agent big man Greg Monroe. Now what?
Several players the Knicks had eyed in free agency are now gone but big prizes like LaMarcus Aldridge and DeAndre Jordan still are available.
Coco not a Carmelo fan
American tennis player Coco Vandeweghe, niece of former Knick Kiki Vandeweghe, on Carmelo: "I just feel that Carmelo, he is a bit soft. ... I don't think he has a killer instinct in his eyes, at least this last year." There's more
The Milwaukee Bucks got bigger Thursday, agreeing to terms with free-agent center Greg Monroe, agent David Falk said.
The New York Knicks and Arron Afflalo agreed to a two-year deal worth $16 million on Thursday, a source told ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne.