Free agent shopping spree likely for sorry Knicks

By Frank Pingue

TORONTO (Reuters) - The New York Knicks completed another losing NBA season Wednesday and could undergo a total overhaul with a raft of big-name free agents on the market.

Cleveland's LeBron James, Miami's Dwyane Wade, Phoenix's Amare Stoudemire and Boston's Ray Allen are just a few of several top players who could opt for free agency this summer.

The Knicks have lost at least 50 games in each of the last three seasons and are expected to be among the big spenders this off-season.

"I would imagine a lot (of change) since we only have three or four guys under contract ... so it could change a lot."

Another key player who could enter the mix of unrestricted free agents is Chris Bosh, a five-times All-Star and the face of the Toronto franchise since he entered the league in 2003.

Toronto has not made the playoffs in two seasons and, given its struggles, there is plenty of talk that Bosh could be one of the many players to switch teams this summer.

Bosh, who missed the final five games of the season after suffering two facial fractures in a recent game, did not talk to reporters after his team's season-ending win over New York.

Toronto entered its final regular season game one victory behind the Chicago Bulls and needed a win coupled with a Bulls loss to secure a berth in the post-season.

Those hopes were dashed when the Bulls topped Charlotte and secured the final playoff spot after going 7-3 over its final 10 games.

"We did what we were supposed to do and we didn't get any help," shrugged Raptors coach Jay Triano..

(Editing by Alastair Himmer)