Once again the Knicks (in desperate need of a SF) are pursuing Toronto Raptor Jalen Rose. Sending scouts to a couple games of the Raptors last week. Toronto who is trying to get under the cap ASAP is willing to swap Rose for Hardaway. Hardaways contract expires this summer and Rose's expires the summer after.
Two things are holding this trade up, one being Isiah and Larry want to see if they can some how include Mike James in the deal, which at the moment seems highly unlikely. James won a championship with Brown in Detroit.
The other is Isiah's deadset mindframe that he wants draft picks aswell to compensate the Knicks for the money they will be taking on next season (aswell as Luxury Tax).
Jalen can score, defend and is a veteran (who can still ball unlike some of the veterans we have now). Under larry im sure his shot selection will be better and his post up ability will flourish under Coach Brown. It's only one year more on the contract and of course id rather have him over Penny.
If it looks like it will be now. We'll get Jalen Rose & a draft pick or two..for Penny Hardaway.