Posted on: December 22, 2009 11:27 am
By Dennis Deitch, DelcoTimes.com : The only teams that are outwardly debating a (Tracy) McGrady trade are the Knicks and the Heat. The Knicks want to pawn off Jared Jeffries, who will cost $7 million next season and whose skinny, 6-11 frame doesn’t really help the Rockets with their center issue. They would like bruiser David Lee in return, and while the Knicks went in the tank for this season a year ago, they aren’t all that anxious to trade one of their two young players with an upside.
The Rockets would love to get Jermaine O’Neal from the Heat, who might not be the same player he was in Indiana, but he still has some game, he can play center and has practically the same contract in terms of salary and expiration date as McGrady. That makes him far more appealing for Houston ... but Miami doesn’t get any thrill out of making a 1-for-1 deal like that. At least their expiring contract guy can offer something on the court. So the Heat likely would want a bargain guy like Kyle Lowry coming back.
Posted on: September 9, 2009 12:23 pm
In the latest update on the status of Knicks restricted free agents David Lee and Nate Robinson , Newsday reports that a one-year deal to keep Lee in a Knicks uniform could be finalized by the end of the week.
Newsday also reports that while Donnie Walsh would not confirm any forthcoming deals, he did state that the talsk with both Lee and Robinson (and their representatives) are "at the point where we should start talking real numbers."
Posted on: August 27, 2009 11:56 am
In comments published by the New York Post , agent Mark Bartlestein said that free agent David Lee could hold out on the Knicks when their training camp begins on Sept. 28 if he does not have a signed contract by then.
"I certainly hope not, but you have to have an agreement," Bartlestein said, as quoted by the Post . "I never thought we'd be this far without a deal. It comes down to making a deal. You have to ask [team president] Donnie [Walsh]."
"All we've agreed is if we can't do a sign-and-trade, we will work out a reasonable one-year deal."
Posted on: August 7, 2009 10:51 am
While the New York Knicks continue to evaluate numerous options at guard -- including pursuing restricted free agent Ramon Sessions -- Nate Robinson remains patient and loyal, reiterating his desire to remain a Knick, Newsday reports.
The story reported that one of Robinson's acquaintances said that he "made it clear to Donnie [Walsh] and the organization that he wants to be there" and that he is content to "wait patiently while they sort through whatever they need to."
Robinson has enjoyed success in New York and has remained very loyal to the club despite the team's obvious shopping around, and his asking price is said to be much lower than that if fellow Knicks free agent David Lee . If the Knicks decided to part ways with Robinson in favor of another player, a sign and trade could be an option.
Posted on: February 12, 2009 12:04 pm
The New York Daily News reports that the Knicks are interested in trading for Anthony Randolph , but notes that the Warriors may not be willing to part with the first-year forward.
Posted on: January 5, 2009 11:26 am
The New York Daily News reports that the Trail Blazers, the Knicks and the Clippers could be mulling over a three-way trade that would send David Lee to Portland and Quentin Richardson to Los Angeles, and both Marcus Camby and Channing Frye to New York.
Knicks president Donnie Walsh denied that he was working on the trade, although the Daily News said several sources within the Knicks organization confirmed that the prospect of adding Camby to the roster has been discussed recently.
Portland has been interested in Lee for some time, and it is believed that Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni would be happy to exchange the 6-9 Lee for the 7-0 Camby at center.
Posted on: October 6, 2008 5:29 pm
The New York Daily News reports, needless to say, Eddy Curry needs to improve his conditioning -- what else is new? -- before we’ll see much of him in the preseason.
Curry, though, did say that he fully expects to be the opening night starting center.
Curry, Zach Randolph and David Lee are battling for the two starting jobs. Jared Jefferies was in the mix before breaking his left leg.
The practice was shown live on NBA TV which gave league executives and coaches a chance to see for themselves that Stephon Marbury is in good form and still the team’s best player.