Because the New York Knicks can’t possibly have too many guards. From the New York Daily News’ Darren Everson.

The best guard at the Garden last night scored 37 points, makes a mere $3.4 million and loves Larry Brown. Needless to say, he doesn’t play for the Knicks.

But Mike James sounds like he would like to. Before torching the Knicks, who lost, 114-109, to Toronto, James – a pending free agent – said he would be thrilled if the Knicks showed interest.

“It would definitely be an honor,” said James, an Amityville, L.I, product who played for Brown with the Pistons. “This is the greatest show on Earth. This is the Mecca, you know what I mean? Growing up in New York and coming to the Garden, it was an awesome feeling.”

Knicks F Channing Frye suffered a sprained left knee ligament folllowing a clumsy sequence in which teammate Nate Robinson, attempting to steal the ball from behind Toronto’s Andre Barrett, caused Barret to collide with Frye.