The New York Post’s Marc Berman reports the Knicks worked out former Blazer F Qyntel Woods, who will sign with New York today following the club’s dismissal of Matt Barnes.

Former Kentucky PF Chuck Hayes (above), most recently seen around these parts helping the Albuquerque Thunderbirds beat the Austin Toros, is about to sign with the Rockets.

Showing he has no grudge whatsoever against ex -Toronto superstar Vince Carter, the Star’s Dave Feschuk writes,

a certain former Raptor used his patented fake limp to enter and exit the locker room for in-game “treatment” during the Raptors’ win at New Jersey on Saturday night. As if to prove the long-spoken truism that NBA players never change, Vince Carter’s alleged ankle injury looked miraculously healed only minutes later, when an open lane presented an opportunity to pad his stats. Ditto the post-game moments, when Vinsanity grieved the defeat with smiles and hugs for former teammates.

Sneers the Post’s Peter Vescey after witnessing the same Nets loss,

If I’m Nets owner Bruce Ratner and things don’t get appreciably cheerier by the new year, I’d seriously consider shopping Jason Kidd for a combination macho forward/brute center who’s big on rebounding, blocking shots and scoring 12-14 per game; you can do a lot worse than have Jeff McInnis as your regular playmaker.

Should Shaq ever get back in cruise ship shape, I wonder if Pat Riley would accept Kidd for Alonzo Mourning?