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12:14 PM ET 07.15 | The New York Knicks continue to look for veteran players that would like to join the team for minimum money. While Metta World Peace is one potential suitor, the Knicks are also considering adding Al Harrington to the roster, if the Orlando Magic end up buying out the veteran. Harrington played in just 10 games last season due to injury, and Orlando has made it quite clear that the veteran is not part of the team's future plans. The Magic are building around a young core of players and Harrington is simply not needed. He has two years and over $14 million left on his deal.

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July 15, 2013  11:14 PM ET

If you'll be my bodyguard,
I can be your long lost pal!
I can call you Betty,
And Betty, when you call me,
You can call me Al!

July 15, 2013  11:30 PM ET

Great!

July 16, 2013  12:10 AM ET

Sounds good. More old bodies!

July 16, 2013  12:23 AM ET

I guess jgb should be back as Knicks fan now that Smith is out 3-4 months?

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July 16, 2013  01:29 AM ET

Top T&R headlines today: "Rockets add Hakeem Olajuwon to staff" and "Knicks targeting Al Harrington."

Kinda says it all right there.

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July 16, 2013  03:28 AM ET

Targetting him with freagin' "lazers"

July 16, 2013  03:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

The following SI article discusses the Knicks' signing Metta World Peace, not Al Harrington, but the concept is the SAME... -----------------------------------------------The goal for the refitted Knicks next season is going to be this simple: To have the last laugh.They'll be hoping to laugh for a couple of reasons. Having agreed to terms with Metta World Peace on Monday, the usually humorless Knicks are going to have more to smile about in conversation. "I wanted to go to Detroit," he told reporters during his last run as a free agent in 2009, which was five years after the brawl he incited there. Instead he signed with the Lakers, played a crucial role in their Game 7 win in the 2010 NBA Finals, and then was released via amnesty last week."I was really ready to go to China and play for Yao [Ming, owner of the Shanghai Sharks]," said World Peace. Previously he had spoken of retiring, playing arena football, becoming a coach or signing with the L.A. Kings. Instead he agreed to return home to New York, and in so doing -- here's another good laugh for New York -- he made the Knicks younger.World Peace will turn 34 in November, which will make him the third-oldest player in the Knicks' rotation (assuming they re-sign 35-year-old Kenyon Martin, as expected). Age gives the Knicks reason to believe they can ultimately outperform the Nets and emerge as the best NBA team in New York.Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/nba/news/20130715/metta-world-peace-to-ne w-york-knicks/#ixzz2ZBSHMM00---------------------------------------He makes the Knicks *younger* ??!!Yikes !! You know your team is the laughing-stock of the league when signing a 34 year old misfit actually improves it. Wow.

Quit yapping about old people... and about the Knicks. And about the Knicks being older than dirt.

July 16, 2013  07:29 AM ET

With MWP in the fold, our next goal should be getting a point guard like Brooks.. then we can focus on K-Mart or Harrington.

July 16, 2013  09:08 AM ET
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With MWP in the fold, our next goal should be getting a point guard like Brooks.. then we can focus on K-Mart or Harrington.

The Knicks goal should be to not drop from 2nd in the East to 5th in one offseason.

Right now, that looks to be the case with the Pacers improving their bench and getting Granger back, the Bulls getting Rose and the Nets trading for the retirement home in Boston...

July 16, 2013  09:14 AM ET
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The Knicks goal should be to not drop from 2nd in the East to 5th in one offseason.Right now, that looks to be the case with the Pacers improving their bench and getting Granger back, the Bulls getting Rose and the Nets trading for the retirement home in Boston...

I think teams like Knicks, Heat, Pacers, Bulls and Nets are equally stacked with Miami getting a slight advantage. But all those teams are equally capable of winning. It will come down to injuries and seeding.. but yeah... that's your top 5 right there.

July 16, 2013  10:14 AM ET

Come on aboard, and we need a PG too

 
July 16, 2013  12:11 PM ET

Good Guy, Good Player!!!

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