New York Knicks NBA Trade Talk: Featuring Andrew Bynum, Kevin Love, Steve Blake

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The future of Carmelo Anthony also up for discussion.

The New York Knicks are preparing for a busy off-season, still needing to appoint a new coach after Mike Woodson was fired in April.

He was not solely accountable for the team failing to make the play-offs, ending the season with a 37-45 record. Big changes are expected ahead.

Here's a round-up of rumor and speculation from around the NBA relating to the Knicks over the past week: 

Andrew Bynum an option?

Former LA Laker, Andrew Bynum could become a possibility for the Knicks report ESPN. With limited cap room, a short-term deal could be done for Bynum similar to his agreement with Indiana this season. Injuries have wrecked his career the past two seasons but ESPN suggest that current Knicks president Phil Jackson may tempt the 26-year-old center thanks to their Lakers connection.

Kevin Love deal can't be done, can it?

The Knicks are one of the more unlikely teams to be able to pull off a trade for Kevin Love thanks to the limited offers they would be able to make in exchange, with no first round draft pick. Stoudemire, Shumpert, and Chandler could be moved on but the Knicks could still be over the salary cap as they are currently projected to be. The New York Post reported that Phil Jackson is 'plotting' to bring Minnesota star Love to the Knicks, but they would have to get creative. The same report claims the Timberwolves are interested in Shumpert and Chandler, but Love is more likely to head to the Warriors or Bulls.

Steve Blake a target?

Golden State Warriors point guard Steve Blake is another name put forward by ESPN, seeing the 34-year-old as a cost effective short term option. Blake's experience with the Lakers shows the proven pedigree he can bring to the franchise. He will be a free agent this summer despite only having joined the Warriors in February in a trade for MarShon Brooks and Kent Bazemore.

What next for Carmelo Anthony?

This is the big one the Knicks organisation really care about; how can they keep 'Melo? They are presently over next year's salary cap, and sacrifices will have to be made to do so. Anthony is seen as the best free agent on the market this summer, and is therefore attracting overtures from teams including the Lakers, Bulls, Rockets and even the Heat linked. NBC report however it's the Knicks who remain in pole position to re-sign him but he remains undecided, and is waiting for offers to come in.