Nets unfazed by Knicks-Amare progress

Updated: July 2, 2010, 5:38 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

As the New York Knicks tried to finalize a contract with Amare Stoudemire, the New Jersey Nets didn't buckle in their free-agent border war for this reason:

They have Chris Bosh ranked above Stoudemire on their list of desired big men who could help them sign LeBron James.

The news that Stoudemire was close to a five-year, $100 million reunion with former Suns coach Mike D'Antoni -- first reported by Yahoo! Sports -- signaled the Knicks' extreme urgency to come away with ...

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