: Cut Chris Smith Done!!
Melo to Clips at trade deadline. Clips acquire: Melo/JR/KMart/MWP/Aldrich…..Knicks acquire: 2014 Draft Pick/2016 Draft Pick/Bullock/Jordan/Dudley/Barnes/filler contracts…Trust me this works using Bledsoe trade exception and dividing the swap into 2 individual trades. Jordan’s contract expires at end of 2014-15 when he will be 27. If he’s playing well I presume we’d have option to re-sign him to 5 years (versus 4 for other teams). Barnes is terrible so far this year but his contract is dumpable at no cost to us in summer of 2015. Dudley hasn’t played well either so far this season but would be expiring contract in 2015.
Chandler to OKC for Adams/Perkins/filler contract
Felton/Prigs/3m/2018 draft pick for Lowry
Very simple rebuild, all those trades should go through. Here’s 9 players by position we could have entering summer of 2015 (remember the Clips 2014 draft pick selection would be somewhere in there also):
35m cap space plus 5m MLE plus 2m BAE plus 2015 draft pick.
What’s not to like?