It’s been a busy week in New York. Amar’e Stoudemire and the Knicks are talking about a contract. Cliff Lee rumors are floated around everyday… Check out more information below…

Amar’e Ready For The Big Apple?

The Knicks and Amar’e Stoudemire are close to a 5-year, $100 million dollar deal. Sources say that Stoudemire will not receive a larger deal. Free agents cannot officially sign a contract until Thursday, so expect Amar’e to ink late this week.

My View: Knick Coach Mike D’Antoni and Stoudemire have a great relationship. Stoudemire’s style of play fits in perfectly for D’Antoni’s fast break scheme. If Stoudemire signs with the Knicks, expect Amar’e to recruit another big time player.

Tony Parker Coming to NY?

Reports out of San Antonio broke last month that Tony Parker wanted to come to the Knicks. Parker rebuffed those rumors, but the Knick-Parker rumor machine has regained some steam.

One possible option would be to do a ‘sign and trade’ with David Lee. Parker is in the final year of his contract and has said he’d want to play with Stoudemire.

My View: This would be great for the Knicks. If the Knicks can trade for Parker, sign Stoudemire, and lure Joe Johnson away from Atlanta, the Knicks would become a shoe-in playoff squad.

Nets Confident After LBJ Meeting?

Sources say the Nets brass was extremely happy after meeting with LeBron James on Thursday afternoon. Owner, Mikhal Prokhorov presented James with a huge marketing pitch featuring international business opportunities. Minority owner, Jay-Z had dinner with James last week as well.

My View: The Nets still remain a dark horse for LeBron James. They need to have another big-time free agent in the hole in order to pry James away from the other contenders.

Cliff Lee Rumors:

The Mets apparently have put together a package centered about middle infielder, Ruben Tejada and 20-year-old fireballer, Jenrry Mejia. The Mariners are not interested in Tejada and would want the package to start with shortstop, Wilmer Flores, Jon Niese and Mejia. The Mets are reluctant to deal Niese and would only deal him if they were assured of signing Lee to a long-term deal.

My View: The Mariners will accept nothing less than an absolute haul from any team. If the Mets want Lee badly enough, Mejia, Niese, and Flores will be making the trek to Seattle.