The New York Knicks have an interesting July ahead. Having just fired Phil Jackson as team president, New York is reportedly in the market for a new leader in basketball operations. The Knicks have a free agency decision to make on Derrick Rose. And there is that whole sticky Carmelo Anthony situation to deal with, given the franchise’s desire to trade him and the star’s unwillingness to waive his veto clause.

But before all of that, the Knicks had urgent business to attend to. And that business involved the high-stakes free agency of one Ronald Delaine Baker, the finest player to ever come out of Scott City, Kansas.
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No trade is imminent between the Suns and Cavs since Irving’s trade request became public last week, but the team has been rumored to be involved in potential three-team trades. Eric Bledsoe is the likely moving piece in any trade scenario, and Phoenix would be in the market for more young pieces and picks in exchange.

News on Tuesday could hurt their potential involvement, though, as guard Brandon Knight tore his ACL, and could miss the entire season. Bledsoe becomes a lot less expendable as a result.

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After telling Parker one last time about the complaints, Hayes took his concerns to T. Scott Wilkinson, the Hawks’ Chief Legal Officer. Hayes ended up postponing their meeting, which he didn’t tell Wilkinson the nature of. He wanted to wait for the on-boarding of the new Vice President of Safety and Security: Atlanta’s former Chief of Police George Turner, a black man Hayes would be answering to instead of Parker.