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Amid their search for a young big man who could provide interior scoring rebounding and defense the Knicks are having discussions with free agent Ivan Johnson a player source told ESPNNewYork.com.
The 29-year-old Johnson who became an NBA player in 2011 and has played for the Hawks was initially campaigning for a mini mid-level contract. But with remaining attractive free agents like DeJuan Blair and Antawn Jamison in the veteran's minimum financial ballpark -- Blair signed with the Mavericks for that amount -- the free-agent market is quickly changing.
"I think the mini mid-level will be tough to get at this time" the source said.
So it's likely that the 6-8 255-pound Johnson will be financially accessible to the Knicks. The question is: could it mutually work out?
The source said "I think it would be a great fit for Ivan to get big minutes [in New York] and further prove he can play in this league."
Johnson is known for his high motor finishin...
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According to Jared Zwerling of ESPN New York, the Knicks are in discussions with free agent forward, Ivan Johnson. The 23-year-old averaged 6.6 points and 3.9 rebounds in 15 minutes per game for the Hawks this season.
Amid their search for a young big man who could provide interior scoring, rebounding and defense, the Knicks are having discussions with free agent Ivan Johnson, a...
Sources: #Knicks talking to Ivan Johnson, Jannero Pargo (and other FA notes) … More here in my latest story — http://t.co/4QJj3XtTz8
— Jared Zwerling (@JaredZwerling) August 2, 2013
According to Jared Zwerling NY has been talking to Jannero Pargo. Jannero is a journeyman PG with good defensive skills and a decent motor, but nothing to write home about...
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According to Marc Berman, New York Post:
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According to the NY Post:
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