Larry Brown Needs some coachable players and he can start by dealing Marbury. And it's obvious that his teammates don't like him. And that's not healthy for a point guard. I think we should hold on to Tim Thomas because he's in his contract year and will be extra motivated to play well. We should on the other had cut both Houston and Hardaway and eat their contracts. Dealing fat-man Sweetney would be a plus while retaining the three veteran forwards we have (no one will want them at those salaries) for the tutors and toughness we need. If I were Dolan I'd just cut the 3 veterans or trade them for future picks.
Livingston would give us a young, pass first, love to play D-fense 6'8" point guard that can also play defense on SF's. Wilcox is a guy who's had some recent legal trouble whom the Clippers may want to deal. Wilcox is a POWERFUL power foward that plays like K-Mart, strong. He may be in the league of a Stromile Swift.
Wilcox scored 21 against the Spurs this year, 21 pts and 9 rb against the Knicks, 24 pts 9 rbs against the pistons. He's 6'10, 240 lbs age 23.
Shaun Livingston, straight out of high school in his first year at the age of 19, 6'8" 190 lbs. In his first and only year in the NBA the kid had 18 pts and 7 assists against the Spurs, had 11 assists and 2 pts (pass first mentality) against the Suns, had 11 assist and 2 pts in 25 mintes against the bucks. Stats don't say enough about this kid. He is a GREAT passer.
Remember these highlights are not too shabby for kidds and show that they have promise.
15 - man roster:
PG Shaun Livingston / N. Robingson / J. Jackson
SG Jamal Crawford / Ariza
SF Quentin Richardson / Thomas / Lee
PF Chris Wilcox / Taylor/ Williams / Rose
C Jerome James / Frye / Butler