Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Shawne Williams will decide by Wednesday whether or not to sign with the Knicks, according to a report on ESPNNewYork.com.
“They know where we stand, we know where we stand,” Happy Walters, the agent for Williams and Amar’e Stoudemire, told the site.
The Mavericks, Heat and Lakers are also interested in Williams, who made 40 percent of his 3-point shots off the bench and averaged seven points and nearly four boards in New York last year.
The Knicks are over the cap and currently have only the $2.5 million “room” exception to use on a player like Williams.
“I’m not going to lie, that’s where I want to be,” Williams told HOOPSWORLD.com last week. “I’ve never been with a team [for] two years.”
“I feel like I’m acquainted with coach [Mike] D’Antoni and the staff … and we’ve got great fans, so that’s a place I want to play,” he added.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.