OFFICIAL offer made to Minny For KG
According to ESPN the Knicks have made an official offer to Minnesota for disgruntled star Kevin Garnett. Close friends of KG have stated he has been lobbying management to send him to New York to reunite him with former teammater Stephon Marbury.
No official word on the deal offered but is said to have offered the expiring contracts of Penny Hardaway and/or Antonio Davis. If both NY would also have to take the likes of Wally Sczerbiak...(sorry i just threw up in my mouth a little bit there)..KG isnt really fond of Wally so thatd be a slight weird..but ill post more news as it comes.. :)
Re-thinking the KG hoopla
The KG headline on espn is no doubt going to plant a seed in every Knick fan's head, but Knick fans should consider these stats: 10.4 ppg, .705% FT, .491% FG, 6.1 Reb.....Thats KG's numbers in his first year, in close to 30mins a game. Now look over at Frye's 13.2ppg, .875% FT, .510% FG, 5.7 Reb....in only 23mins a game. Look at KG's age (29) compared to Frye's (22). With all that said, then why do we need KG so bad, other than his popularity and leadership. If we can dump stiffs like Penny, Taylor, Rose, James, and Davis, then i would trade in a nanosecond. All I am trying to say is that we may have something special here in Frye and should really focus on getting a play maker so we can move Steph to 2 guard. Sorry Larry, but Steph gets paid way toooooo much to become Eric Snow. I'm w/ Steph all the way on this one. Who cares if he sux as a point guard and doesn't make the team better, he is too talented a scorer to have a cap on his game.
Garnett to Knicks probable
Garnett is under contract for $18 million this season, then will make $21 million, $22 million and $23 million over the next three years. With Wally Szczerbiak under contract for an equal number of years ($10 million this season, $11 million, $12 million and $13 million the next three), the Timberwolves would have very little salary cap flexibility for the next half-decade unless they jettisoned their two highest-paid players. Minnesota already has a forward (Mark Madsen) and three guards (Marko Jaric, Troy Hudson and Trenton Hassell) signed at least through the 2009-10 season.
One source told ESPN.com that the New York Knicks had made Minnesota an offer that included the expiring contracts of Penny Hardaway ($15.7 million) and Antonio Davis ($13.9 million). But for such a trade to work under salary cap rules, the Knicks would also have to take back Sczcerbiak. While that deal would be stunningly lopsided talent-wise, it would relieve the Wolves of $102 million in salary obligations over the next three seasons, allowing them to enter the 2006 offseason with approximately $25 million of cap space.
One source close to several NBA players insisted that the viability of the Knicks' offer should not be dismissed, going so far as to say Garnett was making a private push through back channels to be dealt to New York and reunite with former teammate Stephon Marbury.
"I'd bet money he'll be wearing a Knicks uniform by the end of February," the source said.
Re: Re-thinking the KG hoopla
Please don't joke around like that....
Originally Posted by Starks
KG last year average 22pts 14rebs 6asts 1.5 stls 1.5blks a game!
while shooting 50% from the field, and 81% from the FT line
Yes one man averaged that!!!
That is just not human....
Frye is nice, but c'mon man, all jokes aside - he will not be the next Garnett.
At 29, KG has a good 6 years ahead of him.
KG comes to us in February - the knicks have an extremely strong chance of title contention this year and for the next 5-6 years after that.
The goal of each NBA team is to win a championship - you think Isiah is gonna let that slide if the wolves wanted Frye????