Knicks News and Rumors: Randy Foye, Dahntay Jones on New York's Radar?

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Carmelo Anthony and the undefeated Knicks are off to a great start to the 2012-13 NBA season.

The Knicks 2012-2013 roster is rounding into shape.

New York has made some key additions this offseason, bringing back most of the players from this past season, as well as singing new free agents.

Jeremy Lin, Steve Novak and J.R. Smith are all expected to be back with the team, despite having the option to go elsewhere. Veterans Jason Kidd and Marcus Camby are also on their way to the Big Apple.

With no more room under the salary cap, the Knicks options are limited. They do, however, have a few more roster spots to fill out. What remaining free agents can New York sign at this point?

The Knicks biggest need heading into next year is at shooting guard.

Landry Fields, their starting two-guard for the last two years, is expected to sign with the Toronto Raptors. With Iman Shumpert expected to miss about half of the upcoming season with an injury, Smith is the only true shooting guard on the team.

Randy Foye is on the Knicks radar as a possible target. Foye averaged 11 points per game for the Clippers in 2011-12 and could help round out New York's starting lineup. The six-year player would have to take a pretty sizeable pay cut to make Madison Square Garden his home, since the Knicks are over the salary cap.

Though it might not be likely, it's possible that Foye could take less money to join the club. He's from Newark and has expressed an interest in playing close to home.

Perhaps a more realistic option is Dahntay Jones. New York is reportedly exploring the possibility of trading for the Pacers guard. Jones has experience coming off the bench, and would help the Knicks defensively. He averaged 5.3 points with Indiana last season.

New York also reportedly had some interest in Lamar Odom and Courtney Lee, but those two are probably out of the team's price range.

The Knicks are looking to surround Carmelo Anthony, Amare Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler with better complimentary pieces. They were bounced from the first round of the playoffs in a five-game series with the Heat.

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