Sunday, June 24th, 2012 at 2:32 pm  |  101 responses

NY Knicks Reportedly Interested in Ray Allen, Jason Terry and OJ Mayo

Knicks’ players Jeremy Lin and Steve Novak recently won an arbitration case that’ll allow them to be re-signed this offseason with no effect on the team’s salary cap, and so New York will maintain its full mid-level exception to give to…somebody. The NY Daily News reports that Jason Terry, OJ Mayo and Ray Allen are just a few names the Knicks are tossing around: “Jason Terry, O.J. Mayo and Ray Allen top the Knicks’ free-agent wish list for shooting guards. Allen wants a big offer, of course, but he’ll also favor the team that shows him the most love when it comes knocking on his door on July 1. Looks like the Knicks, who don’t have a lot of money to offer Allen, will have to out wine-and-dine the Bulls and Heat.”

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  • Jer Boi

    They still don’t care about defense.

  • JML-G

    long term, Mayo would be great for NYK

  • markorsomething

    F*ck the Knicks. All the ridiculous sh*t people were saying about the Heat are true with this team. They act like their entitled to everything, but it’s a garbage organization with an awful front-office and selfish players (not including Jeremy Lin-he’s cool).

  • Hart

    Hmm……dont think we can afford OJ, he is gonna want alot of $.

  • Mick

    So, the Knicks need more shooters who don’t play defense? I thought they fired Mike Dan Tony…

  • http://www.slamonline.com danfields

    cant they resign smith for the shooting guard position and go for a backup centre?

  • RunNGun

    Damn… Dolan, why not just sign everyone!?! EVERYONE WANNA PLAY FOR DA KNICKS! Go after KG and Paul Pierce and Eddy Curry too! LOL

  • Drock

    Someone’s desperate lol

  • http://Www.facebook.com Kyle

    Bye bye Landry

  • http://minusthebars.blogspot.com anonymous

    No defensive players?

  • http://minusthebars.blogspot.com don

    What about JR Smith?

  • O


  • Ah21

    Knicks arent a contender. Theyll never be one with carmelo being as selfish as he is. They all wanna get the spotlight in NY

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    The knicks should be interested in signing walt frazier. Otherwise they dont have a chance at winning a chip

  • http://girlsinyogapants.com/ D


  • http://www.slamonline.com danfields

    many of you guys will shut up about the knicks next season. the roster is ace and woodson will bring those pieces together. n then we will be contenders for sure.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Redd

    ^stereotypical Knick fan. They’re so annoying.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    What happened, Knick fans? I thought JSwish was the answer at the 2 spot for the Knicks.

  • MeloMan15

    lol Carmelo selfish? please… tell me more

  • DruNyce

    It’s comical how many haters the Knicks have on this website. Ha … carry on simpletons.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Redd

    Another stereotypical Knicks fan..apparently they can do no wrong even with an 8th seed, they should be treated like a top 5 seed. It’s not just Slam, everyone thinks the average Knicks fan is annoying lol.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Cherokee Parks

    I would say Lakers fans are far worse.

  • Jono

    Think someone like Tony Allen would be a smarter and cheaper option.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    The knicks need to build around J Lin. Trade melo for Josh Howard, stat for Tiago Splitter, and jr for Raja Bell. Thats a winning receipe. Take notes Dolan

  • http://www.slamonline.com danfields

    whats wrong about the 8th seed in regards of a change in system and this many injuries. this yr was an improvement to the last year. you cant change a losing franchise into a winner within one or two seasons. i see the franchise on the right track again even though dolan commited some mistakes (melo trade). just mind my words, nxt season the knicks will be a 50+ team.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    The knicks need to start clearing salary for LeBrons next free agency. Only the King can bring New York a ring.

  • KnicksFan4Life

    Little that Ya Know….OJ Mayo is not just a Shooter, The man can also play play Defense.. his ability to Block as a SG is ridiculous not to mention he can steal & hold players from scoring many points…he would want $$$ but if he wants to win a Chip , he’ll come for 5-6 mill. but if we cant get him… id Sign JKidd along With Lamar Odom. Shump might Be out the Entire 2013 season(best for him).

  • KnicksFan4Life

    BlackPhantom your dumb….

  • l2ising Phoenix

    @ Redd, last time I checked you are the most annoying and immature individual on this site. Your just mad your bulls were ousted by the lowly sixers, Aww boo hoo. Realistically the knicks have a better shot at a chip than the bulls have currently. Knicks will be a 50 win team and Top ten in def. Eff. Again (for those who talk about the Knicks not playing any D).

  • http://slamonline Trail Blazer

    Everybody in NY think they’re soo tough…. And smart…

  • markorsomething

    Knicks fans…please stop doing this to yourself. You guys always talk about how your gonna be better during the upcoming year, and ALWAYS fall short of your ridiculous expectations! This time last year, you guys were promising that the knicks would be contenders for the 2011/12 season! Now your all just gonna pretend like that noise never came out your mouths? They were awful this year! and they will be awful during 2012/13! and for 2013/14! and 2014/15!! and so on and so on. I admire passion, but you guys are all stubborn dumbf*cks.

  • l2ising Phoenix

    Of course..Best city in the world…

  • l2ising Phoenix

    @mark, was the Knicks at their full potential? Barring all their injuries? Lin, Shump…Amare goin through what he went through? The only dumbf*ck I see here is you.

  • Heals

    Naw, RayRay only playing for Chi, Mia or the Clips (possibly OKC is Harden is traded)…

  • Heals

    Ah yes, I remember all too well how much NYK’s fans were yapping after they beat Bos on X-mas. Oh yeah, how they owned the C’s (despite being swept by Bos squad in the playoffs), how they were gonna win the Atlantic, how JLin was a top 5 pg. We all remember, the problem is Knicks fans forget too fast…

  • jinolin

    45 wins tops, there needs to be a Amare trade, I could see a scenario with the Sixers (Iggy and Thad for Amare— Philly gets a top 10 PF who would average 20 plus on a run and gun Sixers squad, while NY gets a top 5 perimeter defender (Iggy) and a promising PF (Thad) NYK would be a defensive Juggernaut with Chandler, Shump, and Iggy, with Thad and JR off the bench… Melo gets the green light which is what he needs to be well Melo)).

    On top of that they can swing Fields for a pass first PG (ie Luc Ridenour)

    -Mind you I don’t know if the payroll would work out in these scenarios.

  • http://www.nba.com VanCityBBall

    Cuz of all things they need its offence…

  • Kain

    OJ MAYO!!!!!!

  • yc

    i agree with trading amare. either josh smith or iggy.

    is josh smith unresticted??

  • Dez NUttz

    Haters to left of me Haters to the right of me. Haters in front of me go head you son! #KNICKSalldayeveryday

  • http://blackamericaweb.com charliewinning

    There are so may more Knick haters on this site than there are fans that it’s comical. Y’all are more obsessed with every thing Knick related than any fan here, and the closest thing any of you ever came to meeting a NYer or a Knick fan is the web. And FYI, nothing is more annoying than lame @ss Bulls fans–mainly DRose groupies– that spend most of their time worrying about what moves the Knicks are making, or what NY media is talking about. Is there nothing going on in your own city?

  • http://blackamericaweb.com charliewinning


  • Layzie

    I actually thought the knicks could have beat any other team in the playoffs except for miami. It was just tough luck they had to face them in the first round. I always liked Melo and i hope him and the knicks will do better next season.

  • http://www.fb.com Reedo

    Give me a Break with this Knicks title talk they barely won their first playoff game of the decade… Its a shame that the Bobcats have just as many playoff wins as them and as a Melo fan I know Melo cant lead a team to the promise land by himself.. He’s not a strong enough leader to me, If you really watched Chauncey was more a leader in Denver than Melo.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 Black Phantom

    No one outside of new york cares about the knicks. At the end of the season your team shouldve tanked to the eighth seed and played chicago was their only chance pf getting out of the first round for the next 5 seasons

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/tray-5 T-Ray

    This team is hilarious. Yes they were a better defensive team once Woodson was at the helm but they don’t need more offense IMO. They have enough to contend. What they really need is time to gel and with the injuries and line up changes during the past season it’s kind of hard to make a fair assumption on the team. Give them an offseason to prepare and we’ll see what happens.

  • l2ising Phoenix

    Co-sign Charliewinning, these dudes are butthurt when it comes to the Knicks for some reason. Now getting back on topic. Knicks need to trade STAT somehow. I liked that Iggy trade stated above. He is a defensive liability, ill admit that, but I doubt his bloated contract could be moved. Knicks should let go of J.r smizzy and sign a more productive SG, until my man Shump heals up .

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/tray-5 T-Ray

    Didn’t the Bobcats get swept by the Magic in their first and only playoff series?

  • http://www.fb.com Reedo

    the Knicks should Sign Steve Nash trade Melo And Tyson for Dwight Howard and Jason Richardson or Trade Amare and Lin for D12 and JRich. Bring back the Dan Toni ball

  • http://www.slamonline.com Redd

    Lol, didn’t know one man made up a whole consensus. See I’d still take my Bulls over you guys winning. I know we aren’t going to be a monster this year but I don’t mind I’m excited still win or lose. Knicks fans suck and are obnoxious. Get over yourselves. The Nets will take over New York lol.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 Black Phantom

    The bucks will take New Yorks playoff spot next year

  • http://blackamericaweb.com charliewinning

    Bulls fans are more obnoxious. People just pay more attention to whatever KY sports fans say and think, through no fault of our own. It’s hard to tell people to get over themselves when you are more worried about what they say and think than they are. That’s pretty funny. The Nets will take over NY like the Mets will surpass the Yankees popularity. I’d use your city’s sports team as an analogy but like most other NYers, I don’t care to even know about fan dynamics in other cities lol.

  • http://blackamericaweb.com charliewinning

    NY sports fans think*

  • http://www.lebronjames.com/ Big Game James Midrange Troll Attack

    ^ stop lying charlie. NY’ers dont think, they just punch (sharp glass objects)

  • Heals

    ^^^Exactly I’ve never seen a Bulls fans say a thing about the Knicks, it was Bos for a couple years, now Mia, never NY. Funny how none of you Knicks “fans” had any comments for the Frazier interview the other day. Any of you have his book, Bradley’s? That’s the thing with some modern day Knicks fans, ya’ll are soooo consumed with tomorrow that you don’t remember yesterday (figuratively speaking)…

  • Heals


  • http://blackamericaweb.com charliewinning

    ^^I’m sure your expert opinion on Knick fans, after having lived around so many of them for so long, is rooted in experience other than SLAMonline.com…NOT!

  • Stevethecannon

    @ black phantom
    That trade proposal was hopefully a joke. If not then ur a retart. And the knicks are gonna have a bomb squad next year, yall just wait.

  • http://ZOGS1.COM ZOGS1


  • http://www.lebronjames.com/ Big Game James Midrange Troll Attack

    ^cosign. One of the most underrated murderers of all time. Keep him away from your teams cheerleaders and sports memorabilia and he would kill the entire league (excluding LeBron and the 2012 World Champion Miami Heat)

  • Ash

    I agree with TRay all they need is a year to jel together. They weren’t that bad last year. Out of those 3 players I would think Jason Terry would sign. OJ Mayo would want more $$ and Ray Allen as well in addition to a ring.

  • l2ising Phoenix

    Fans are fans and should be viewed as individuals not as a whole. We all have different views/opinions when it comes to our beloved teams, so by posting something like “all Knicks fans suck and are obnoxious” is really immature @red, same goes for anyone who bashes any fanbase. Grow up.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfDMof26JWs&feature=related Caboose

    Ray Allen to the Raptors, has a vintage season and makes All-NBA Second Team. Y’all heard it here first.

  • http://www.lebronjames.com/ Big Game James Midrange Troll Attack

    ^ so next year at age 36 Jesus will have a better season than Joe Johnson, Monta Ellis, Manu Ginobli, D Wade, James Harden, Russell Westbrook, and Harrison Barnes? I think not

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    Caboose, why would Ray at this point in his career go to a team that has no chance of making the playoffs/competiting for a championship over taking less money and going to a team like CHI or MIA? You have to remember this is the same cat that took a 8 million pay-cut just to resign with Bos after the 09-10 season.

  • http://Roosterteeth.com Caboose

    JT, not the real me. That’s so idiotic. Ray is gonna go wherever there’s a chance for a ring. Meaning, I’d guess Chicago.

  • markorsomething

    @Charlie, Knicks have definitely spitting out there championship nonsense for a long while now. What a lot of us do is preemptively strike, to stop all you idiots from commenting–cus we know it’s gonna happen

  • markorsomething

    Even when they were healthy, the Knicks sucked big balls. Y’all always come up with excuses. “They were too many injuries”, “our coach sucked”, “we’re prepin for next year”, “the fire extinguishers hurt to punch”


    to all the knicks fans defending their team on this article today I got some to say. YOU DROPPED CONFETTI AFTER WINNING A SINGLE PLAYOFF GAME IN THE PAST DECADE

  • jinolin

    I don’t get this Melo is the problem,trade him for peanuts talk… he has committed to the defensive end under Woodson (hes no LeBron, but he is better then Durant- the finals?) Chandler plays well with him so dose Novak and JR, what they should do is make a move while Amare still has some value, get some defense and wingspan, make Melo/JR the focal points (starter/6th man) and add a shooter for the min., this should work out, granted they still couldn’t beat a 3 headed Miami team (they could challenge them without a Bosh or a Wade), but I think they could be a top 3 team in the east if these changes are executed.


    here is bomani’s version

  • Heals

    Just like normal C’s fans and Lakers fans have to take extra shht because of their “louder,” more obnoxious brethren so to do Heat, Knick and son on fans. If you’re not one of the loudnoxious ones don’t sweat it…

  • Eddie LOmax

    Unfortunately for Knicks fans STAT’s contract makes him UNTRADEABLE, that being said I believe david Khan is still in charge of the T-Wolves.. However for the Knicks to have any chance of moving forward then STAT has to go, or change his game completely to be OK with averaging 15-10 and allowing Melo to be the focal point.. Landry Fields would be an asset to a contender, coming of the bench with hussle plays. He’d thrive somewhere like Boston, Spurs and possibly even Miami. I’d LOVE for Ray Ray to wrap up his career in South Beach, coz I reckon Mike “7-8″ Miller and possibly James Jones will retire before next season and the Finals proved that the Heat NEED shooters to spread the floor and take advantage of Bron’s passing out of double teams.

  • http://www.lebronjames.com/ Big Game James Midrange Troll Attack

    Obnoxious? Then why does everyone enjoy wearing things with our team logo? Don’t see Knicks gear often(minus Lin). Nonetheless Knicks fans are annoying & always just talk.

  • http://www.nba.com Shadojoker

    @red I’m with you man..forget these haters..ray ray is coming to Chi-town along with someone else and him and a healthy Rip will work the high and low screen and roll like no other!! Amnesty Boozer too..sry but Let Taj get more minutes..

  • http://www.lebronjames.com/ Big Game James Midrange Troll Attack

    ^^^NOT THE REAL BGJMTA…ive been trolled, now i know the feeling Caboose

  • http://blackamericaweb.com charliewinning

    Um markwhateveryournameis, if you have to let out a preemptive response it’s safe to say you care too much. If you care so much about what fans of a team feel about the team then you are officially a lame. It’s not Knick fans’ fault your quiet, half empty arenas are that way no matter your team’s records.

  • O

    Let’s be real, Carmelo CAN be great, but won’t be. He’s proven that he can play D AND make some dope passes, but son wants to win a f*cking scoring title instead of a NBA title. Defenses collapse on him and instead of looking for the open man – like LeBron – he forces up bad shots. Stat – I love you for taking on the challenge that is New York – is washed up. He’s a pick-n-roll player who constantly gets stripped of the ball and/or gets blocked at the basket. Chandler is the man. He does what he’s supposed to. Cased closed on him. And as much flack as Dolan gets, he’s an owner who isn’t scuurrred to spend. Yes, he wants Isiah to Chris Bosh facial him and he’ll blow that paper to get it, but he makes theeee worst decisions. I love my Knicks to death, but we ain’t taking home a chip till Melo takes the glue off his hands, Stat comes off the bench (or gets traded), and the Knicks front office STOPS throwing they ass at famous names like a Kardashian or Travolta…

  • PickNY

    I see a lot of NY hate ration going on tells me a bunch of them was shaking in their boots when our team was rolling before the injury bug took a toll on this team! No need to make any excuses cause injuries is a part of sports! However, you all will not admit YOU WERE SCARED! Why? I hear it in your comments! What I hear? Fear! Ha

  • l2ising Phoenix

    Lmao good point @O

  • http://www.lebronjames.com/ Big Game James Midrange Troll Attack

    ^^^if the knicks were serious about contending they would trade melo for Josh Howard, stat should be passing out gatorade (unless they get nash), and chandler could use a post move

  • http://www.slamonline.com Redd

    The knicks need to build around Lin.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Redd

    I apologize BGJ that was me, I didn’t notice it, my bad man. Plain & simple, Knicks fans in general are obnoxious. If they were at least a #2 seed I’d get it, but an 8th seed?! And the Bulls may get Ray cause of Thibs but I want B. Roy.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Redd

    The “build around Lin” isn’t me. But @Shado, I don’t think amnestying will help out cap room. Idk y, but it’s what continues to be said. Won’t front like I know.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    Or the Knicks can only afford to pay one guy $3M as their “luxury mid-level exception” – so uhm, maybe Jason Terry? oJ Mayo is impossibly out of the question. And I just can’t see Ray Allen leaving Boston for $3M a year in New York. More likely he signs in Chicago or another real contender. Unless he wants a little more money and signs with like Houston or Orlando.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    These trolls have ruined a good thing.
    Gone are the days of coming onto Slamonline to have a real conversation with knowledgeable basketball fans.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    1:51 is a troll. The real nbk says: if they get these players then the starters would likely be Lin at PG. Ray Allen SG. Melo and Amare forwards. With Chandler at center. Then Mayo Sixth man, Terry seventh, and Fields eighth. This might work with a training camp, but all these players need the ball in their hands. With the exception being Lin. This would be the best team in the NBA on paper but I don’t think it will work.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 Black Phantom

    @nbk That’s what folks said about the Heat. Look what happened.

  • http://www.slamonline.com danfields

    they cant sign allen mayo and terry under their cap. they are going for just one of these three. if they get one of this three, sign kidd or nash as a lin backupt theyd be a contender straight away after a whole training camp and if major injuries spare them this year.

  • http://www.slamonline.com danfields

    stern just appealed to the lin / novak decision which will delay the knicks ability to negotiate with free agents. i wonder if this is a long term business decision or if hes just scared that his new trademark in the east could be threatened (heatlers) by a team he does not want to see successfull

  • ctk

    Knicks did a better job of guarding the Heat than OKC did ….Melo is harder to guard for Bron than KD is …the Knicks is closer than yall givin credit

  • Mas

    If the keep both Amare and Melo the team should similar to that of last season. Keep Lin, Novak and Smith as a second unit. Start Tyson-Melo-Amare-Shump (when ready) and a free agent PG (Nash). See if you can get a few lower second round picks for either Douglas or Fields. They would have a Top Defender and Top Scorer and firepower on a deep bench with some youth. Not good enough to beat the Heat but at least it gives them a shot. So Nash or bust.

  • http://slamonline.com Datkid

    man… these trolls… also no. None of the people mentioned in the article would willingly want to come to NY. all of them want to go to the heat, except OJ mayo. and Amare and chandler literally can’t play together because of the spacing issues they raise. Melo should be put at the 4(because that’s when he’s best offensively and defensively) and should be the focal point of the offense.. but idk how much you can win playing like that.

  • http://blackamericaweb.com charliewinning

    As much as I’ve never wanted Melo as a Knick, the trade that would’ve made the most sense was STAT/Chandler for Dwight/Hedo. Play Melo at the 4 or have Hedo come off the bench. I don’t care for any of these older, no defense playing vets as they pertain to the Knicks. We can’t afford Mayo, and management is already about to overpay for Lin now that he’s won his Bird rights. I hate this roster but I suppose a full season together healthy will do a lot better than last season.

  • BostonBaller

    Don’t leave us Ray!! Scenario: If Melo signed with, let’s say, OKC and they won a chip with him playing well during the playoffs…that would stop the presses and some of you would anoint him top 20 or higher of all time. What I’m saying is, winning cures a heck of a lot and shuts the negative talking down. Enjoy these players and their talents regardless of your loyalties. I’m Green through and through but I enjoy watching the vast talent in the L. I comment on things too but why get nasty.

  • clydesays

    Anyone signing with the Knicks is doing it for the dollars & spotlight. That team will never win a chip with Dolan pulling the strings. He pushed out his ONE decent coach and ONE capable GM. Until Dolan hires competent people & let’s them do their jobs, don’t see how they put together a cohesive team, ever.

  • http://www.twitter.com/hurstysyd Hursty

    I don’t understand why the Boston big 3 all just resign for 4-5M less each, leaving Boston with cap space to sign their other RFA/FA’s and one of the afore-mentioned players? Mayo, Terry etc.

  • http://Idk Heat0212

    Lemme Guess:
    Knicks swept by Boston 4-0 1st Round 2010-11
    Knicks lost to Miami 4-1 1st Round 2011-12
    Im predicting this upcoming 2012-13 season Knicks will prob lose 4-2 against Chicago in the first round as USUAL….hahahahahahahaha

  • R32

    Boston knows they’re clock is up. Destroy and Rebuild around Rondo

  • Ldub

    Bulls vs Heat. Id chose the Heat. Playing with Bosh, James and Wade is head and shoulders better than playing with DRose, Boozer and Noah. If you replace (not saying get rid of)…but replace Mike Miller with Ray Allen through the playoffs. How many of the missed 3s would have gone in? (not including game 5). Plus…even with D-Rose coming back off the injury…I dont see the Bulls taking out the Heat….and even if they add Ray…I dont see that happening. With his age being upper 30′s…Ray should join the Heat. Better chance of winning.

  • John

    Why are fans of other teams on Knick write ups? I dont read write ups of the Lakers , Bulls etc I could give a flying Fck