BUT, 1st I'm a Knick's fan. And, I just DON'T see how this can help the Knicks?
NEW YORK -- Allan Houston has reached an agreement that would make him the high-paid player in New York Knicks history, the New York Daily News reported in its Saturday editions.
On Friday, the New York Times reported that Houston and the Knicks were close to agreeing to a long-term, $100 million contract.
The Daily News reported that Houston and the Knicks have settled on a $99 million contract.
The deal can't be announced until July 18 when the new salary cap is determined.
Houston, 30, represented the Knicks on the Eastern Conference All-Star team for the second straight season, averaging 18.7 points last season.
The total package would dwarf the four-year, $68 million deal Patrick Ewing signed in 1997.
If the Knicks do commit to Houston on July 18, using him in a deal to secure Chris Webber or any other highly coveted free agent in a sign-and-trade deal this summer would be highly unlikely, if not impossible.