Posted on: February 10, 2010 9:57 am
Edited on: February 10, 2010 9:57 am
By Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports : The Houston Rockets are in the discussion stages of a complicated, three-team trade that would send Tracy McGrady to the New York Knicks, sources told Yahoo! Sports.
The centerpieces of the trade would include the Washington Wizards shipping forward Caron Butler and center Brendan Haywood to the Rockets. The Knicks would send Al Harrington to the Wizards. For the Wizards’ part, they would still need another player, as well as a draft pick and cash to make this a workable scenario, sources said.
Other players and contracts would still need to be agreed upon for a deal to come together, but there is a framework to the discussions.
Posted on: January 11, 2010 12:37 pm
By Marc Berman, New York Post : According to the source, Rockets general manager Daryl Morey is eager to get either rookie, Jordan Hill or Toney Douglas, in a Tracy McGrady deal. Neither Hill and Douglas is in the rotation and may not get in this season. Hill and Douglas are behind undrafted rookie Marcus Landry.
Still, the Knicks are pushing Jared Jeffries in a package in their attempt to also clear more 2010 cap space. Morey, too, is trying to clear cap room and has told the Knicks he's not interested in Jeffries. In fact, according to the source, the Rockets don't think Al Harrington would crack Houston's rotation.
Morey said he believes a deal for McGrady's $23 million expiring contract will occur, but not until the Feb. 19 trading deadline. McGrady is in Chicago training.
"I think there's a deal to be done, probably at the deadline," Morey said. "Teams don't generally move early, especially on one this big. I think there's enough interest from enough teams who either like McGrady or are looking to save money."
Posted on: December 4, 2009 12:01 pm
Edited on: December 4, 2009 3:49 pm
By Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports : For starters, multiple league executives believe the Chicago Bulls’ shopping of forward Tyrus Thomas could result with him moving sooner than later. As Thomas has rehabbed a broken forearm, the Bulls have had discussions with several teams, but perhaps none as serious as the ongoing dialogue general manager Gar Forman has had with New York Knicks president Donnie Walsh.
Several sources believe the Bulls are agreeable to a package of Thomas and Jerome James for Knicks forward Al Harrington. Thus far, Walsh has resisted parting with Harrington, but discussions are still active and the teams have explored different combinations in recent days that would ultimately deliver Thomas to the Knicks.
“Nothing is imminent, but both sides would like to figure out a way to do this,” one league executive briefed on the talks told Yahoo! Sports.
The Bulls believe Harrington’s ability to score coupled with a $10.2 million expiring contract make this a worthy exchange. Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni has long been fond of Thomas, a 6-foot-9 forward whose nimbleness and athleticism makes him an intriguing fit for New York.
Thomas, 23, was the fourth pick in the 2006 NBA draft, and started to fulfill his promise with 10.9 points and 6.4 rebounds last season. Nevertheless, Chicago believes it has a worthy power forward successor on the cheap in rookie Taj Gibson, and jettisoning Thomas would also eliminate his approximate $13 million cap hold for the Bulls next summer.
Posted on: November 24, 2008 11:27 am
First Al Harrington, now Marcus Williams: The Boston Globe reports that Williams is the latest player to want out of Golden State, citing lack of a sustained opportunity to get plenty of minutes.
Williams' agent Bill Duffy said he asked the Warriors to trade his client, who was just acquired by the Warriors from New Jersey in July.
"It appeared to be an ideal fit for him over the summer after Baron Davis's absence," Duffy said. "Marcus has not had sustained opportunities. It's not his intention to leave, but it's important that he plays."
While Duffy confirmed that the Warriors have spoken with other teams about Williams, Warriors vice president Chris Mullin said Williams may want to wait a bit before rushing to judgment about his future as a Warrior.
"To me, he just needs a chance," said Mullin. "We're going to put another scorer [Jamal Crawford], sooner or later, on the floor. So we'll need another passer. It's still early. We're just 10 games in. I understand his frustration. There is a lot of situations where it can click."
Harrington was sent to the Knicks in exchange for Crawford late last week after repeatedly asking Warriors management to trade him.
Posted on: November 21, 2008 12:38 pm
Newsday reports that the Knicks may be in the final stages of a three-way trade with Golden State and the Los Angeles Clippers that would send Jamal Crawford, Zach Randolph and Mardy Collins elsewhere, while bringing Al Harrington to New York from the Warriors, as well as Tim Thomas and Cuttino Mobley from the Clippers.
The deal is reportedly a cost-cutting move, since Thomas, Mobley and Harrington each have deals that expire in 2010.
Harrington has been asking for a trade to get out of Golden State all season. The Knicks may be ready to help him achieve that goal in exchange for Crawford, although the New York Post speculated that the Knicks may give up Malik Rose instead.
Posted on: November 7, 2008 10:47 am
Multiple sources indicate that the New York Knicks are trying to put together a deal to bring disgruntled Golden State Warrior Al Harrington to the team. While the Knicks have great interest in Harrington, the sticking point appears to revolve around who the Warriors would get in return.
Newsday and the New York Daily News report that Knicks president Donnie Walsh would like to trade center Eddy Curry for Harrington, since the benched center's salary is a close match with Harrington's. Newsday reported that a league source said Walsh spoke with Warriors executive Chris Mullin about a deal last week, and Mullin told Walsh he'd have to get back to him. At this point, it appears the Warriors have little to no interest in Curry.
The Knicks may need a third team involved in the trade to make a deal happen. The Charlotte Observer reported this week that the Bobcats might want in on the deal so they can get Curry. Newsday added that it's been very difficult for Walsh to put together deals since, as an unnamed league source said, "the entire league knows he's trying to move players."
Posted on: October 29, 2008 11:26 am
The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the Warriors confirmed on Tuesday that Al Harrington and his agent, Dan Fegan, met with Warriors vice president Chris Mullin to repeat his request to get traded to another team, citing his unhappiness with coach Don Nelson.
Harrington confirmed his wish to move on from Golden State in comments to the Chronicle.
"If you ask me if I want to be traded, I've been wanting to be traded since the end of last season," Harrington said. "With everything that happened in the summer and coming into training camp, I was hoping things were going to work out between me and Nellie, but I don't think that's going to happen. It is what it is. That's being all the way honest. That's putting it out there. Do I think that Al might have to be traded? Do I think it's going to work with me and Nellie? I don't think so. That's how I feel."