So how do you see the lineup in one month?
The entire KnickerBlogger crew gets together to hand out some grades on the trades.
According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Houston Rockets, New York Knicks, and Sacramento Kings have struck a deal. For the Knicks, it is another step in the plan initiated by Donnie Walsh to curb foolish spending and aim towards free agency. For the Rockets, it is the dawn of a new day, the divorce from an era, and perhaps one of the greatest hauls in franchise history. For the Kings it is space for their rising star Tyreke Evans with regards to the court and perhaps a superstar to team him with. Ironically all teams make this swap looking to …continue reading
UPDATE: Thu 1:52pm EST ESPN is now reporting that the Knicks have acquired Tracy McGrady and Sergio Rodriguez in a three-way deal with Houston and Sacramento. UPDATE: Thu 8:47am EST ESPN reporting that the Kings and Houston Rockets have a deal to send McGrady for Kevin Martin. The deal hammered out Wednesday night would send Martin, Kenny Thomas, Hilton Armstrong and Sergio Rodriguez to the Rockets for McGrady, Sixth Man Award contender Carl Landry, Joey Dorsey and an undisclosed amount of cash. However the Knicks aren’t out of the loop just yet… Multiple sources told ESPN.com that the Rockets and …continue reading
For some time now, many of us here at Knickerblogger.net have felt that the Houston Rockets General Manager, Daryl Morey, would never acquire Jared Jeffries in a deal for TMCEC (Tracy McGrady’s Corpse and his Expiring Contract), because Morey is considered to be one of the smartest GMs out there, and what smart GM would ever trade for Jared Jeffries, who is due to make almost $7 million next year.
Well, on Monday, we may have learned what a guy like Morey wants in exchange for the Knicks getting rid of Jeffries’ contract. And now the question becomes – is the very high cost worth it?
Nate Robinson won his third straight slam dunk championship tonight. Toronto Raptor DeMar DeRozan made the contest interesting with a perfect dunk in the first round, but failed to build on that momentum. In their face to face match-up, Robinson sealed the deal by catching the ball off the backboard for a reverse two handed slam. Earlier in the night Robinson’s teammate Danilo Gallinari failed to make it out of the first round of the three point contest. Paul Pierce eventually took the crown, over Stephen Curry and Chauncey Billups.