New York Knicks to meet with Allen Iverson

Frank Isola

Can Allen Iverson save the Knicks’ season, rescue them at the box office or at least make them relevant again?Donnie Walsh will spend the next 48 hours debating what impact, both negative and positive, Iverson could have on the organization. Walsh, the Knicks’ president, confirmed Monday night that the club will explore the possibility of signing Iverson, the former league MVP who was placed on waivers yesterday by the Memphis Grizzlies.

"We’ll look into it," Walsh told the Daily News. "Right now, I’d say probably not but we’ll see."

A source close to Iverson says he’d be eager to play in Mike D’Antoni’s up-tempo system. Iverson had similar interest over the summer but the Knicks passed. But with the team off to its worst 10-game start in franchise history, Walsh may have a change of heart.

Iverson, 34, would generate much-needed buzz for the 1-9 Knicks, who are in desperate need of a proven scorer and marquee name.

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