Posted on: January 20, 2010 11:32 am
By Brian Robb, CelticsHub.com : The trade rumors swirling around Nate Robinson had appeared to calm down in recent weeks, but Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports has reported today during an interview with Tanguay and Zolak on 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston , that he has knowledge that the C’s have made an offer to the Knicks for the ever controversial guard.
Speculation has been in place since the end of last December that the Knicks were looking to trade the disgruntled guard. After being benched for a month, Robinson has been worked back into the rotation in New York though, returning with a bang after a 42 point effort in Atlanta on New Year’s Day. The Knicks have continued to play fairly well since Robinson’s return to the lineup going 5-4 over that time span, while remaining just 2 games out of the 8 spot in the Eastern Conference.
With Mike D’Antoni pining to win now, and Robinson’s offensive contributions off the bench continuing to be a positive for an improved Knicks team, (16 points, 3 boards and 3 assists a game with 50 percent shooting during the past month) it’s evident that New York will no longer be willing to just give Robinson away unless they are able to send Jared Jeffries over with him.
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 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.