With the trading deadline set for 3 p.m. tomorrow, Zach Randolph helped his cause for a change of address by scoring 24 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. He also got into a heated exchange with Nate Robinson that saw Randolph toss a cup of water at his teammate and Robinson respond by throwing a towel at Randolph.
“It was the heat of the moment,” Randolph said.
Thomas provided a jaw-dropping quote Tuesday when he was asked if his goal is to make trades that would help the Knicks to get under the salary cap.
“That’s not our goal,” Thomas said. “Our goal is to continue to get better, but be mindful of where we are. We’ve done a good job the last couple years of bringing the number down.
“So we’re in a good position. We’ve got young talent. We’ve got a cap that’s going down or a number that’s going down, but you want to turn that into some wins also.”
Isiah Thomas admitted the trade value of his players have dropped because of their awful season, which reduces the chances of the Knicks New York Knicks making a blockbuster at tomorrow’s deadline…
The Nuggets and Knicks have discussed a multi-player deal with Randolph, but it’s not expected to happen. Nuggets GM Mark Warkentien drafted Randolph in 2001 (19th overall) when he ran Portland’s scouting department. Linas Kleiza is an up-and-coming young big man the Knicks have interest in, but Randolph’s stock is not high enough to land him. The Nuggets believe Randolph would take away too many shots from Allen Iverson and Carmelo Anthony.