A realistic trade for our Knicks. Really Donnie should consider this one!
I tried to enter this trade into our site's trade contest but kept getting kicked out! Anyways here it is please take for consideration!
New York Knicks
<TABLE class=tablehead style="CLEAR: both" cellSpacing=1 cellPadding=3><TBODY><TR class=colhead><TH colSpan=2>Incoming Players</TH></TR><TR class=oddrow><TD width=35>http://assets.espn.go.com/i/headshot...ers/35/125.jpg </TD><TD vAlign=top>Marcus Camby
Salary: $10,000,000 Years Remaining: 2
PTS: 7.7 REB: 9.6 AST: 1.0 PER: 18.87
Outgoing Players: Malik Rose, David Lee
http://assets.espn.go.com/i/teamlogo.../trans/lac.gif Los Angeles Clippers
<TABLE class=tablehead style="CLEAR: both" cellSpacing=1 cellPadding=3><TBODY><TR class=colhead><TH colSpan=2>Incoming Players</TH></TR><TR class=oddrow><TD width=35>http://assets.espn.go.com/i/headshot...ers/35/739.jpg </TD><TD vAlign=top>Malik Rose
Salary: $7,647,500 Years Remaining: 1
PTS: 1.7 REB: 2.0 AST: 0.4 PER: -4.11
</TD></TR><TR class=oddrow><TD width=35>http://assets.espn.go.com/i/headshot...rs/35/2772.jpg </TD><TD vAlign=top>David Lee
Salary: $1,788,033 Years Remaining: 1
PTS: 11.4 REB: 6.6 AST: 1.9 PER: 13.70
Outgoing Players: Marcus Camby
So we trade a current fan favorite for a former fan favorite. This deal brings the compliment to Zach The Knicks need. Marcus will get us around three blocks a game thus giving us the interior defensive presence we need so bad. Offensively this is a lateral move as well, Lee and Camby are about as good at scoring the ball. Camby's contract is smaller than what The Knicks would've given David Lee as an extension, plus expires at the critical year. Likely The Knicks could resign Camby at The MLE value of 5 million per when his current contract expires.
How this benefits the Clippers is that they get a nice compliment to Kaman in the post. David as a starter will get 10 rebs a game so he and Kaman should rebound exactly the same as Camby. Now where they lose in shotblocking, they gain in youth! Kaman and Lee will be the froncourt of the future where as Camby-Kaman probably ends when Camby's contract expires. David gets to stay in a Big Markert playing in LA. Malik ofcourse is just a throw in to this trade to make the numbers work.
Please let me know your thoughts!
Don't think do Black and White
First off we have to stop being so obsessed with dumping Curry,Randolph or Jerome James' contracts! I know we need to move these contracts, but it probably not going to realistically happen this year especially with Eddy hurt! Not to mention trading David Lee and Zach Randolph leaves our front court completley bare. Zach is a player I would consider keeping if there is a player playing aside him that can compliment him, this trade does that.
Now one of you mentioned that we would be giving up two assets in this trade, and you're right! See generally that is how trades are done, you give up something of value in return for something of value. Giving up David Lee and Malik's contract to get us a rebounding shot blocker who fits into Dantoni's system is completley fair for The Knicks and Clippers. I know a lot of us have gotten used to Isiah's trades where we give up little to nothing for a player with more talent (and a bigger contract), but in order to rebuild our team we need to make some sacrifices.