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...As for Brown, you might want to sit down before you read this. The Knicks supposedly want to give Sweetney to the Wizards so they can do a sign-and-trade for Brown. This is rumor, not fact, so we should give Isiah the benefit of the doubt. But if he does pull the trigger on such a ridiculous trade, James Dolan should find the pinkest slip in his possession and slide it under Isiah's door, taking care to cut the phone line before Thomas can execute any more deals.
Sweetney averaged 17.2 points and 11.1 rebounds per 40 minutes last year and led the Knicks with a 53.1% shooting mark. Brown, meanwhile, slumbered through the year with 12.9 points and 9.1 rebounds per-40 minutes, and was kicked off the team in the playoffs because of his lackadaisical attitude. Sound like a fair swap? And while some still gush over Brown's potential, keep in mind that Sweetney is actually seven months younger.
But Sweetney for Brown? Adding Antoine Walker? These aren't the kind of moves that a team serious about rebuilding should even be considering. One wonders if Isiah won't again short-circuit the process in a grab for immediate gratification, much as he did with the acquisitions of Marbury and Tim Thomas two years ago.