It just recently occured to me that New York and Knicks fans may be wrong about going for Al Harrington. I have lead the movement for trading for Al Harrington but after taking a hard look at the salary figures I see that it may be possible to package Steve Francis for Al Iverson and still not put a drain on the salary. This is really a continuation of my last post.
Allan Hououston comes off the books in 07/08 and if we keep both of the Roses (Jalen and Malik) from now to 07/08 season we will drop from $133,363,654 to $65,476,125.
Steve Francis makes $16,440,000 next season and $17,180,000 the season after. Jerome James 18 mill left on his contract for the next three years.
AI makes $20,109,375 next season and $21,937,500 the season after, so moving James and Francis for A.I. is finantually an even swap and we'd still be at $65,476,125 after next season.
Buy trading for Iverson we will immedately be back in the play off race.