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Knicks targeting Dwyane Wade. Again.

Jul 6, 2010, 12:56 PM EDT

all star wade.jpgThey got Amare Stoudemire. Things are different in New York now. They have an anchor to build around.

So why not make another run at Dwyane Wade?

All the signs point to him staying in Miami. That if he went anywhere it would be sweet home Chicago. But South Beach has been good to him, and he is rumored to be close to luring Bosh there.

However, New Yorkers are not quitters. And the Knicks are taking their shot, again, as they did with LeBron, according to Frank Isola at the New York Daily News.

The Knicks are being discounted, but according to a team official, Wade has become the Knicks’ primary focus in recent days because the club feels he may be willing to leave Miami…

The source did not deny that the Knicks’ motive for making a strong push for Wade may be Walsh’s way of trying to make James think twice about potentially returning to the Cavs.

“If you had Kobe (Bryant) in Los Angeles and Wade in New York, where does that leave LeBron … in Cleveland?” the source said. “But the Knicks are not waiting. They’re trying to get a commitment out of Wade.”

It’s always about LeBron, Even when it’s about Wade, it’s about LeBron.

New York City remains the lure of the pitch — you can make more money here in endorsements, you can win and be immortalized on the biggest stage. They have the best delis (although Miami does well on that count and the Cuban food is way better).

New York would take Wade or LeBron in, well, a New York minute. But Tony Parker and a free agent next summer may be the plan when all is said and done. Not for a lack of effort, though.

  1. mike - Jul 6, 2010 at 1:12 PM

    Pick and Roll with Amare and D-wade and Gallinari outside for a spot up 3…sounds like a nice 1-2-3…

  2. hnirobert - Jul 6, 2010 at 1:22 PM

    I could understand Dwyane leaving for Chicago because of his family but leaving for NY? He should never be allowed to talk about loyalty again.

  3. MikeC - Jul 6, 2010 at 1:29 PM

    Miami? Hotels and beaches and that’s it–not a real city, not a real fan base. Cuban food? Please, NYC is the most international city in the world. Every culture is heavily represented here, just look at the 2 million spectators who showed up for the Puerto Rican Day Parade. If you want to be in the most important place in the world, look no further than NY.

  4. Anonymous - Jul 6, 2010 at 1:38 PM

    you really dont know what are you talking about >>>>.think again

  5. mike - Jul 6, 2010 at 1:54 PM

    Lebron back to Cleveland
    Bosh to Houston
    Wade will not want to go to Miami alone and NY becomes a better option then Chi if they could somehow get Melo in 2011…just saying, its more fesible then most people would think

  6. realist - Jul 6, 2010 at 1:55 PM

    Haha…Miami does well on the deli count? You sure are a moron. I’ve lived in NY for 21 years and Miami the last 10….Miami food is disgusting. Unless you like stale empanadas.
    Miami has better weather than NY, thats it. Nothing else. Period.

  7. john pileggi - Jul 6, 2010 at 2:03 PM

    Give me Wade, Bosh or LeBron and I am thrilled!

  8. NYFan - Jul 6, 2010 at 2:07 PM

    These last couple of days will have been all a bunch of hype. We just saw the biggest free agency signing of the summer and that was Amar’e to the Knicks. Lebron stays in Cleveland because the city will pretty wither away without him. DWade stays in Miami, Bosh goes somewhere like Houston and we’ll stop caring about him the same we we didn’t care when he played in Toronto. No Melo to NY because he’ll lose millions if he doesnt sign his extension this summer. I can only pray that Amar’e’s knee doesn’t explode the third game into next season

  9. GetReal - Jul 6, 2010 at 2:08 PM

    Why are the NY-ers on here so delusional? I’ve never seen more entitled fans in my life. Face it, you’re getting shut out of the Big 3 of this year’s FA class and you just severely overpaid on a defense-deficient PF with extremely questionable knees. Why wouldn’t Wade or LeBron want to come to NY? The Knicks may end up being a player on the Sign and Trade front, but do you really think NO is gonna give up Chris Paul or SA is gonna give up Tony Parker for Wilson Chandler and couple of draft picks? Gimme a break!

  10. mike - Jul 6, 2010 at 2:49 PM

    SA wants to shed Parker to give more time to Hill
    NO would be crazy, but their owner seems as thrifty as donald sterling…
    I’d rather the Knicks (assuming they miss out on the big 3) get Collison, Mayo or Bayless to run the point, grab Monta Ellis in S/T with Lee and squirm Al Jefferson away for Eddy Curry’s bad contract…

  11. JA - Jul 6, 2010 at 2:58 PM

    Wade instead on LeBron sounds good to me. leave the smugg one to be by himself in Cleveland. The Browns have to have someone who is willing to come to their games.

  12. AJ Gallo - Jul 6, 2010 at 3:07 PM

    I so agree. I hope Walsh goes and gets him too. He needs the money badly, so Dolan should make a case that he can make the billion in New York he told LeBron he could make here. To me, Wade is practically on the same level as LeBron. He’s in the top 3 anyway in the NBA.

  13. AJ Gallo - Jul 6, 2010 at 3:10 PM

    The Browns??

  14. JA - Jul 6, 2010 at 3:27 PM

    Yea, the Browns. If LeBron isn’t in Cleveland to come watch their games, who else will? :)

  15. ericb - Jul 6, 2010 at 3:33 PM

    Kurt, you obviously never been to Alma de Havana in the West Village. Nor Cafe Habana in Soho. NYC has ridiculous Cuban food….

  16. ericb - Jul 6, 2010 at 3:35 PM

    Kurt, you obviously never been to Alma de Havana in the West Village. Nor Cafe Habana in Soho. NYC has ridiculous Cuban food….

  17. alets - Jul 6, 2010 at 3:38 PM

    I don’t see why all of you are so worried about Phil Jackson’s return. Anybody can win with MJ/Scottie, Kobe/Shaq, Kobe/Gasol.

  18. kjk - Jul 6, 2010 at 5:38 PM


  19. chiliD - Jul 6, 2010 at 5:40 PM

    Really? “Anybody”?? Even Phil didn’t win in 2008 with Kobe/Gasol/Odom.

  20. wgw - Jul 6, 2010 at 6:01 PM

    Lebron in Chicago with Rose, Noah then add Bosh. That equals a
    real winner baby.

  21. Wil - Jul 6, 2010 at 6:14 PM

    I live and die for NYC. But give credit where credit is due. You want GOOD Cuban food without leaving the country, you go to Miami. Great! Now I’m hungry for a Cuban sandwich and some plantanos. :)

  22. MIkeS - Jul 6, 2010 at 6:15 PM

    Dwyane is a great guy but he has certainly allowed Miami fans to become suspicious of his actions. This Miami fan base has always supported him in every way. Dwyane its time to tell Mr. Arison that as loyal as he has been to you is as loyal as you are going to be with him. He is giving you the world and it is wrong of you to treat him like this. Get it done stop playing with the powers above.

  23. witz - Jul 6, 2010 at 9:14 PM

    All that stuff about food is curious. I live in Miami where Wade is probably over-covered by the media (I over-read it all) and yet I’ve no idea what he likes to eat although he has been seen once in a while at an upscale steakhouse. Anyway, with his money he can have chefs flown in from wherever he wants, whenever he wants.

  24. doc3osh - Jul 6, 2010 at 9:57 PM

    Maybe it’s true that you can make more money here in endorsements (and maybe that’s just a myth in the internet age), but the fact is you will give a whole lot of it back in taxes, and the rest will disappear in cost of living expenses. Comparing what Wade would make in NYC vs in Miami or in Houston, both of which have no state income tax, is not going to be a winning argument for the Knicks.
    Someone who makes 100K in Houston has to make at least $150K in NYC to live the same lifestyle, and probably more like $180K. So $100M in Miami is like $66M in NY. That is a ton of money to give up for the “honor” of playing in the Garden.
    I don’t see Wade falling for it.
    Wade goes to Chicago or stays in Miami.
    Bosh should really go to Cleveland and win some championships, but maybe he’ll go to Houston for better money. Unless Wade and him both go to Chicago, that makes sense too.
    Knicks will get a medium-talent point guard and then might grab Melo if they are lucky…

  25. G - Jul 6, 2010 at 10:58 PM

    I would rather have D-Wade than Lebron. Get him knicks!

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