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It starts out with the Ewing trade and ends in the 06-07 season.

2000-2001

09/20/2000 - TRADE - Ewing, Dudley, 2001 1st round Pick -- for --- Longley, Rice, Knight, Maxwell, Stepania, Borrell, 2001 1st round pick, two 2001 2nd round picks, 2002 1st round pick.
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11/19/2000 - INJURY - Camby Out - 7-4 (+3)
11/30/2000 - 9-7 (-1)
12/30/2000 - RETURN - Camby In 19-12
12/30/2000 - 19-12 (+5)
01/30/2001 - 26-16 (+3)
01/30/2001 - TRADE - 2001 1st round pick, 2001 2nd round pick -- for -- Othella Harrington, Erick Strickland. - 26-16
02/22/2001 - 31-22 (-1)
02/22/2001 - TRADE - Chris Childs, 2002 1st round pick, -- for -- Mark Jackson, Muggsy Bogues - 31-22
02/30/2001 - 33-23 (+1)
03/30/2001 - 42-30 (+2)
04/13/2001 - INJURY - Camby Out 47-32 (+3)
04/30/2001 - 48-34 (-1)
05/30/2001 - 2-3 (-1) - PLAYOFF

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2001-2002

07/18/2001 - TRADE - Clarence Weatherspoon aquired FA
08/10/2001 - TRADE - Rice, Bogues -- for -- Anderson, Eisley
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10/29/2001 - INJURY - Camby Out - 0-0 (+/- 0)
11/26/2001 - RETURN - Camby In - 7-8 (-1)
11/30/2001 - 8-8 (+1)
12/08/2001 - 11-9 (+2)
12/08/2001 - RESIGNED - Jeff Van Gundy - 11-9
12/10/2001 - SIGNED - Don Chaney
12/30/2001 - 13-17 (-6)
01/30/2002 - 18-25 (-3)
02/02/2002 - INJURY - Camby Out 18-26 (-1)
02/30/2002 - 20-35 (-7)
03/25/2002 - INJURY - Houston Out - 26-43 (-2)
03/30/2002 - 27-45 (-1)
04/02/2002 - RETURN - Houston In - 28-45 (+1)
04/30/2002 - 30-52 (-5)



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2002-2003


06/26/2002 - TRADE - McDyess, Frank Williams, 2003 2nd round pick -- for -- Camby, Mark Jackson, Nene
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10/29/2002 - EXTENDED - Don Chaney 1 year - 0-0 (+/- 0)
11/30/2002 - 4-10 (-6)
12/30/2002 - 10-17 (-1)
01/30/2003 - 20-25 (+2)
02/30/2003 - 25-33 (-3)
03/30/2003 - 32-42 (-2)
04/15/2003 - EXTENDED - Don Chaney 2 years 37-44
04/30/2003 - 37-45 (+2)

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2003-2004

06/11/2003 - INJURY - Allan Houston surgery.
07/23/2003 - TRADE - Latrell Sprewell -- for -- Keith Van Horn
10/09/2003 - TRADE - Dikembe Mutombo FA
11/30/2003 - 7-10 (-3)
12/06/2003 - INJURY - Houston Out - 7-14 (-4)
12/10/2003 - RETURN - Houston In - 7-16 (-2)
12/22/2003 - FIRED - Scott Layden
12/22/2003 - HIRED - Isiah Thomas - 10-18 (+1)
12/30/2003 - TRADE - Weatherspoon -- for -- Norris, Amechi
12/30/2003 - 14-19 (+3)
[B]01/05/2004 - TRADE - McDyess, Eisley, Lampe, Ward, Milos, 2004 1st round pick, future 1st round pick -- for -- Stephon Marbury, Penny Hardaway - 14-21 (-2)
01/14/2004 - FIRED - Don Chaney
01/14/2004 - HIRED - Lenny Wilkens - 15-24 (-2)
01/30/2004 - INJURY - Houston Out
01/30/2004 - 22-27 (+4)
02/15/2004 - TRADE - Keith Van Horn -- for -- Tim Thomas, Nazr - 25-29 (+1)
02/29/2004 - RETURN - Houston In
02/30/2004 - 26-35 (-5)
03/19/2004 - INJURY - Houston Out - 32-37 (+4)
03/29/2004 - RETURN - Houston In
03/30/2004 - 35-40 (+/- 0)
04/17/2004 - INJURY - Houston Out
04/30/2004 - 39-43 (+1)
05/30/2004 - 0-4 (-4) PLAYOFF

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2004-2005

08/05/2004 - TRADE - Deke, Othella, FWill -- for -- Crawford, JYD
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11/01/2004 - INJURY - Houston Out - 0-0 (+/- 0)
11/30/2004 - 7-6 (+1)
12/08/2004 - RETURN - Houston In - 9-9 (-1)
12/23/2004 - INJURY - Crawford Out - 13-13 (+/- 0)
12/30/2004 - 16-13 (+3)
01/17/2005 - RETURN - Crawford In - 17-20 (-6)
01/21/2005 - INJURY - Houston Out
01/22/2005 - FIRED - Lenny Wilkens - 17-22 (-2)
01/22/2005 - HIRED - Herb Williams
01/30/2005 - 18-26 (-3)
02/24/2005 - TRADE - Nazr, Jamison -- for -- Malik, 2005 1st rounder, 2006 1st rounder
02/24/2005 - TRADE - Baker, Norris -- for -- Taylor - 22-33 (-3)
02/30/2005 - 24-33 (+2)
03/30/2005 - 29-41 (-3)
04/30/2005 - 33-49 (-4)

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2005-2006


06/25/2005 - TRADE - Kurt Thomas -- for -- Quentin Richardson, Nate Robinson
07/28/2005 - HIRED - Larry Brown
08/02/2005 - SIGNED - Jerome James MLE
10/04/2005 - TRADE - Tim Thomas, Sweetney, 2006 1st round pick, 2007 1st round pick swap, 2007 2nd round pick, 2009 2nd round pick -- for -- Eddy Curry, Antonio Davis, 2007 1st round pick swap.
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11/30/2005 - 5-9 (-4)
12/06/2005 - INJURY - QRich Out - 6-11 (-1)
12/12/2005 - RETURN - QRich In - 6-14 (-3)
12/30/2005 - INJURY - QRich Out
12/30/2005 - 7-21 (-6)
01/06/2006 - INJURY - Crawford Out - 9-21 (+2)
01/08/2006 - RETURN - QRich In - 10-21 (+1)
01/10/2006 - RETURN - Crawford In - 11-21 (+1)
01/18/2006 - INJURY - Marbury Out - 13-24 (-1)
01/25/2006 - RETURN - Marbury In - 13-27 (-3)
01/30/2006 - 14-30 (-2)
02/03/2006 - TRADE - Antonio Davis -- for -- Jalen Rose, 2006 1st round pick - 14-31 (-1)
02/03/2006 - INJURY - Marbury Out
02/22/2006 - TRADE - Penny, Ariza -- for -- Steve Francis - 15-38 (-6)
02/22/2006 - RETURN - Marbury In
02/30/2006 - 15-41 (-3)
03/15/2006 - INJURY - QRich Out - 18-45 (-1)
03/21/2006 - RETURN - QRich In - 19-47 (-1)
03/22/2006 - INJURY - Frye Out - 19-48 (-1)
03/24/2006 - INJURY - QRich Out - 19-49 (-1)
03/30/2006 - 19-52 (-3)
04/02/2006 - INJURY - Marbury Out - 19-53 (-1)
04/30/2006 - 23-59 (-2)


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2006-2007

08/07/2006 - SIGNED - Jared Jeffries MLE
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11/25/2006 - INJURY - Frye Out - 5-10 (-5)
11/30/2006 - 6-11 (+/- 0)
12/11/2006 - RETURN - Jared Jeffries - 8-15 (-2)
12/16/2006 - INJURY - QRich Out - 9-17 (-1)
12/16/2006 - RETURN - Frye In
12/18/2006 - BRAWL - Jeffries, Collins, Nate, James = Suspended - 10-17 (+1)
12/29/2006 - REINSTATED - Jared Jeffries - 13-19 (+1)
12/30/2006 - 13-20 (-1)
01/02/2007 - REINSTATED - Mardy Collins - 13-21 (-1)
01/10/2007 - RETURN - QRich In - 16-21 (+2)
01/10/2007 - REINSTATED - Nate Robinson
01/30/2007 - 20-28 (-3)
01/30/2007 - INJURY - QRich Out
02/03/2007 - RETURN - QRich In - 21-28 (+1)
02/25/2007 - INJURY - Lee Out - 25-32 (+/- 0)
02/27/2007 - INJURY - Crawford Out - 26-32 (+1)
02/30/2007 - 26-33 (-1)
03/09/2007 - INJURY - QRich Out
03/10/2007 - 8th Seed - 29-34 (+2)
03/30/2007 - 31-42 (-6)
04/07/2007 - INJURY - Marbury Out - 32-44 (-1)
04/30/2007 - 33-49 (-4)


As you see, we had a playoff team in 2004-05...what if Isiah didn't make any deals after that. Let the expiring contracts expire. Saved all his draft picks, and let the team develop and get out of a cap hell. WHAT IF...don't you love the ifs?