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July 12, 2012 Updates
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Restricted free agent Landry Fields signed a three-year offer sheet with the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday, his agent said. The New York Knicks will have three days to match Toronto's offer. ESPN.com

The Lin offer sheet should be a priority because no other move they will make has the ability to spur season-ticket sales than signing “17.’’ The Knicks also will officially sign Jason Kidd, Steve Novak, J.R. Smith, James White and formally execute the sign-and-trade for Marcus Camby. It’s a busy day for general manager Glen Grunwald, who probably won’t match Landry Fields’ three-year, $18.5 million offer sheet from the Raptors, with Smith now aboard. New York Post

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As the Steve Nash sweepstakes continued on Wednesday, sources confirmed that the Knicks have emerged as a serious threat to land the free-agent point guard. New York seemed unlikely to remain in the running after Toronto's power play Wednesday, when the Raptors -- which sources say have offered Nash a three-year, $36 million deal -- agreed with Knicks' restricted free agent Landry Fields on a three-year, $20 million offer sheet, railroading one of New York's plans to land Nash in the process. Sources say Fields was the player that the Knicks originally hoped to send to Phoenix in a sign-and-trade for Nash. The Knicks wanted to use that deal (or something similar to it) to pay Nash more than the midlevel exception they would otherwise be limited to (four years, combined $20 million max). SI.com

The Toronto Raptors reached agreement with restricted free-agent guard Landry Fields on a three-year, $20 million offer sheet Tuesday, believing it would disrupt the Knicks' ability to assemble the necessary parts for the Suns. Toronto has offered Nash a three-year, $36 million contract, but Nash has privately indicated a preference to play for New York if the Knicks are able to close the gap on the Raptors' offer. Yahoo! Sports

Toronto delivered the first blow to Grunwald when Fields, a key piece in Nash sign-and-trade talks with Phoenix, agreed to terms on a back- loaded, 3-year, $19 million offer sheet with the Raptors, according to his agent Chris Emens. The Knicks do not plan to match when it is presented to them on July 11. New York Post

July 3, 2012 Updates

Emens has talked with the Knicks since free agency began last Sunday, but he said he did not know whether the team would match Toronto’s offer. Last year, Fields averaged 9 points and 4 rebounds a game, numbers that declined from his rookie season. “I think he’s happy to go wherever he’s wanted,” Emens said. “He feels he can help them win.” New York Times

With the Knicks probably not in the mood to match the Landry Fields’ three-year, $19 million offer sheet, their interest in recently bought- out veteran forward Rashard Lewis should increase. A source told The Post Tuesday the Knicks were on Lewis’ short list, along with Miami, the Lakers, San Antonio and Atlanta. New York Post

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