The New York Knicks made the first big splash of free agency by signing center Tyson Chandler. Chandler is the defensive presence the Knicks need to support the offensive minded front court studs Amare Stoudamire and Carmelo Anthony. Chandler wasn't cheap, so the Knicks had to release point guard Chauncey Billups, further weakening an already questionable backcourt. New York looks to have filled that void by coming to terms with free agent guard Baron Davis.
Camps are now open across the country with the race to fill opening day rosters underway. With some teams opening practice with as few as seven players under contract, lots of player movement coming before Christmas. The major action of the day, the Lakers pulling out of the Chris Paul sweepstakes while the hunt for Dwiight Howard gets underway. 14 days until Christmas.... and opening day!