Although the Sixers are not in on any of the big name free agents like LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony right now, that does not mean they are not major players in the outcome of this free agency period.

Why? Because with roughly $30 million in cap space, the Sixers can help any team land the free agent they want -- and it sounds like the Knicks are calling.

Speaking on First Take, ESPN's Stephen A. Smith said the Knicks and Sixers have had conversations about a deal that would send Amare Stoudemire and Iman Shumpert to the Philadelphia. Although what the Sixers would send back isn't clear, it likely wouldn't be much more than a draft pick or non-guaranteed contract player, as the Knicks would do the deal to clear cap space.

The move would clear roughly $25 million in cap space for the Knicks, and would potentially allow them to chase another prime free agent. Although losing Shumpert would be a loss for the Knicks, it would likely be worth it to rid themselves of Stoudemire's contract.