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Knicks Had Second Meeting With James' Agent, but Now They're Done

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Earlier rumors that the Knicks were to meet with LeBron James again Sunday have been shot down by team president Donnie Walsh. Although they are viewed as a long shot to sign him, the Knicks had sent two executives to Cleveland on Saturday to speak with James' representatives about Amar'e Stoudemire...and a possible trip to New York. No indication on what James' response might be.

Brian Windhorst adds: "Multiple sources still say NY still trailing CLE, CHI, NJ on LeBron's list even w/ Amar'e." Al Iannazzone says it's between Cleveland, Chicago and New Jersey.

Earlier, Windhorst had tweeted that James won't make his decision until Thursday, which is the day when free agents can officially sign new contracts.The official salary cap number, which determines cap space and maximum salary figures, is released on Wednesday. "Sources say LeBron plans to wait until after 3-day Nike camp in Akron is over to announce decision. Ends Wed. nite," wrote Windhorst.

Frank Isola and Adrian Wojnarowski first reported that the Knicks had sent the executives to Ohio Saturday. James did not attend that  meeting. Wojnarowski said the Knicks asked permission to meet with Leon Rose, James' agent, about contract details.  Woj added that the Nets would be willing to sign Stoudemire as well for the max, but only if it guaranteed them James, which is unlikely.

Ric Bucher goes further, suggesting that Stoudemire's max deal with New York is also dependent on James' agreeing to come to New York.  As for the Knicks' chances to nab LeBron, Dwyane Wade or Chris Bosh, Walsh says simply, "I have no idea."

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  • New York Knicks had surprise second meeting with LeBron James' representatives in Cleveland - Frank Isola - New York Daily News
  • Knicks wait on LeBron, Wade, Bosh - Chad Ford - ESPN
  • Cleveland ties could still bind LeBron - Adrian Wojnarowski - Yahoo! Sports
  • LeBron James puts off making decisions; sources say Nets among final three - Al Iannazzone - The Record
  • Delay may help Nets - Julian Garcia - New York Daily News
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  • Knicks Quietly Make Another Run at James - Jonathan Abrams - New York Times
  • New York Knicks pushing for another meeting, but James stays mum on holiday - Brian Windhorst - Cleveland Plain-Dealer
  • The LeBron rumor mill: The waiting game isn't a thrilling experience for Cavaliers' rivals, either - Brian Windhorst - Cleveland Plain-Dealer
  • Cavaliers make pitch to LeBron - Brian Windhorst - ESPN
  • Choices of James, Wade, Bosh will have far-reaching effects - John Schuhmann - NBA.com
  • Once LeBron chooses, Knicks, others could see flurry of activity - Steve Adamek - The Record
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