For Donnie Walsh, deadlines looming

Melo deal, contract option could have Knicks prez in tenuous position with boss Dolan

Updated: February 11, 2011, 8:46 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The New York Knicks still firmly believe that Carmelo Anthony will suit up for them this season or next. In fact, according to a source close to the pursuit, the Knicks still firmly believe that the hiring of Anthony will lead to the hiring of Chris Paul.

"Go back to the wedding toast," the source said.

Yes, the wedding toast. Who could ever forget that crazy midsummer night when Paul raised a glass at Anthony's wedding to the possibility of a "big three" in New York that ...

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