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July 21, 2014 Updates

Jones was in contact with Anthony prior to Anthony re-signing with the Knicks. Jones had been in Los Angeles working out for the Clippers. Anthony lives in L.A. during the offseason. New York Daily News

There are conflicting reports regarding Steve Mills’ interest in becoming the new executive director of the players’ union. It has been reported that Mills, who was rehired by the Knicks last September, is a top candidate for the job. However, a league source told the Daily News that Mills recently removed his name from consideration. Mills is currently the GM under Jackson, who recently said the two are working well together. New York Daily News

NBA All Star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Carmelo Anthony is getting in the seed investing game in partnership with Stuart Goldfarb, the former executive vice president of NBC and chief executive of Bertelsmann Direct North America. The pro athlete and the media entrepreneur have formed a fund, M7 Tech Partners, to invest in seed-stage tech startups. Andreessen Horowitz’s Ben Horowitz, among other institutional investors, helped the duo become familiar with the early-stage startup scene over the past 12 months, Mr. Goldfarb said. Wall Street Journal

July 20, 2014 Updates

Working to clear the logjam in the backcourt, the Knicks are discussing their potential trade options with guards J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert and Shane Larkin, a league source said Sunday. “They’re working on trying to make a move in the backcourt,” the NBA source familiar with the Knicks’ thinking said. ESPN.com

The Knicks have discussed whether to extend a training-camp invitation to Metta World Peace on a mostly non-guaranteed deal. World Peace is eager to reunite with his former Lakers coach, Phil Jackson, and his former Los Angeles teammate, coach Derek Fisher, and erase the bitter memory of his original homecoming. “[World Peace] has the utmost respect for Phil and Derek,’’ his agent, Marc Cornstein, told The Post. “There’s a history there. They know he’s out there.’’ New York Post

July 19, 2014 Updates

The Knicks have discussed whether to extend a training-camp invitation to Metta World Peace on a mostly non-guaranteed deal. World Peace is eager to reunite with his former Lakers coach, Phil Jackson, and his former Los Angeles teammate, coach Derek Fisher, and erase the bitter memory of his original homecoming. “[World Peace] has the utmost respect for Phil and Derek,’’ his agent, Marc Cornstein, told The Post. “There’s a history there. They know he’s out there.’’ New York Post

Sources told The Post World Peace never would have asked for his release if he had known Jackson was coming. If he doesn’t an invite to the Knicks’ training camp, he may become the assistant coach for the Palisades High girls basketball team in Los Angeles. When the Knicks played at Staples Center on March 25, World Peace visited Jackson in his luxury suite. A source close to World Peace told The Post in March he would be interested in a second stint. “Abso-f—–g-lutely,’’ the source said. New York Post

July 18, 2014 Updates

Regenokine is a non-surgical program that promotes new cartilage growth through a series of injections. The FDA still hasn’t approved it in the United States. Bynum is considering doing the program with well-known doctor German doctor Peter Wehling, who worked with Kobe Bryant and Alex Rodriguez. It is similar but not identical to the PRP procedure. Bynum has arthritic knees that have stalled a career that once flourished under Jackson in Los Angeles. New York Post

Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. has been selected to practice with the USA national team during their training camp in Las Vegas which begins July 28. Hardaway has been outstanding for the Knicks in the Vegas Summer League and his inclusion on the select team is the first step toward being invited to the national team pool. New York Daily News

A free agent for the first time, Carmelo Anthony just wanted to hear the rest of the NBA say how much they loved and wanted him before he eventually would re-sign with the Knicks. The Knicks didn't lose a single drop of sweat over Melo Mania -- at least that's what Knicks general manager Steve Mills says. “Carmelo was going to take advantage of the process of being recruited,” Mills said on the MSG Network Thursday night, as the Knicks won and moved into the quarterfinals of the Las Vegas Summer League tournament. Newark Star-Ledger

July 17, 2014 Updates

THE TOP 50 PLAYERS IN KNICKS HISTORY

Carmelo Anthony already ahead of Phil Jackson, but still far away from the all-time New York greats.

   

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