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    Default Bell and Diaw to Knicks?

    I've heard the possibility of Curry and Lee for Bell and Diaw as well.

    Diaw, Bell could be back on a D'Antoni roster
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    December 16, 2008


    PHOENIX - The Knicks were very much interested in acquiring both Raja Bell and Boris Diaw, but with Mike D'Antoni now in New York after a bitter divorce from the Suns, they were not going to come directly from Phoenix.

    However, because the trade that sent Bell and Diaw to the Bobcats for Jason Richardson and Jared Dudley was done when it was, D'Antoni could be in position to acquire one or both of his former players before the Feb. 19 trade deadline.

    A person with knowledge of the Suns-Bobcats trade said the deal was accomplished in time to allow both players to be trade-eligible by the deadline. NBA rules say traded players cannot be moved again for 60 days. The deal was done Dec. 10, which means they can be traded again Feb. 9.

    Another source has said the Bobcats have maintained interest in Eddy Curry, who has yet to play this season because of a bone bruise in his left knee. The Knicks - who are owned by Cablevision, which also owns Newsday - could flip Curry for Diaw, who are close in salary. Diaw's deal goes a year longer than Curry's, but it would save the Knicks $2.2 million in cap space for 2010.

    Bell makes $5 million this season and the Knicks do not have a reasonable match - unless the Bobcats are interested in sending another player (say, Sean May's $2.6-million expiring contract) to match Malik Rose's $7.6-million expiring deal.

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    Awesome thread.

    Make it happen Donnie.
    Bell is one of the best 3pt shooters/perimeter defenders in the NBA, former all NBA defensive team, he's the SG we NEED.
    Diaw is a triple double machine in D'Antoni's system, really dynamic player and is only like 25.

    This would give us great depth so we won't have to see guys like Richardson, Jefferies and Rose so much.

    PG - Duhon
    SG - Bell
    SF - Chandler
    PF - Harrington
    C - Lee

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    Diaw
    Robinson

    Nice dynamic squad.

    Only old dude is Raja, and he's only 31; got 3-5 good more years left because he's a player who doesn't rely on athleticism.

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    Larry Brown is running the show now in Charlotte it seems
    not sure he wants Curry for free
    to give Raja Bell for him? no way. Larry loves that guy from Philly days

    D-Lee would surely have to be involved for this to happen. but Lee+Curry for Diaw+Bell just doesnt seem a good deal for us
    We lose one of our key trading chips and best players to free 2 mil in salary for 2010. nahh

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    I'm up for this. Hell lets sign Nash and Amare, and he have 40% of the past Suns team.

    I don't think Brown has any interest in Curry and would prefer not to move Bell

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    Originally Posted by Starks
    I'm up for this. Hell lets sign Nash and Amare, and he have 40% of the past Suns team.

    I don't think Brown has any interest in Curry and would prefer not to move Bell
    You don't want Amare. Diaw is way more talented and versatile in the post. Diaw can play Center in the D'Antoni system and has some basketball IQ and some great footwork, and has a clue how to play D. Amare never was on the same page as most of the team because Raja and Diaw came the year Amare had microfracture. He makes bonehead plays, has no fundamental post defense or footwork in any way, and just goes for the excitement and STATs. He shoots a great percentage, and is extremely explosive, but you have to accept Amare for what he is. If you want Nash, Amare isn't going to help lure anyone anywhere. Not that you can have him....

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    Don't like this deal at all. Diaw has a longer contract than Curry plus it is guaranteed whereas Curry has the abiltity to opt out this year or even next. I love Diaw's versatility, but, he cant shoot from the floor nor the FT line so taking on a more lucrative contract that amounts to a better version of Jared Jefferies makes little sense to me.

    I know we want to get as many players who can play in Dantoni's system, but this isnt a good deal for us. Not to mention we are now giving up our best rebounder and most reliable player in David Lee.

    Final Verdict: I like both Bell and Diaw and they ofcourse would do well for us, but, this would affect our cap negatively as well as giving up a valuable chip like Lee. Plus Donnie Walsh pretty much said he wouldnt make deals like this when he first goe here when there was a rumor we were going to trade Steph for Barbosa and Diaw.

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    Diaw will be great off the bench with his versitality and scoring, and Bell will be a major plus to plug in at the starting 2 post because of his defense and superior 3 point shooting......

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    Originally Posted by New New York
    Don't like this deal at all. Diaw has a longer contract than Curry plus it is guaranteed whereas Curry has the abiltity to opt out this year or even next. I love Diaw's versatility, but, he cant shoot from the floor nor the FT line so taking on a more lucrative contract that amounts to a better version of Jared Jefferies makes little sense to me.

    I know we want to get as many players who can play in Dantoni's system, but this isnt a good deal for us. Not to mention we are now giving up our best rebounder and most reliable player in David Lee.

    Final Verdict: I like both Bell and Diaw and they ofcourse would do well for us, but, this would affect our cap negatively as well as giving up a valuable chip like Lee. Plus Donnie Walsh pretty much said he wouldnt make deals like this when he first goe here when there was a rumor we were going to trade Steph for Barbosa and Diaw.
    I wasnt aware of his ability to opt out of his contract. You think if even when he gets healthy if D'antoni sticks it to him like he is Steph he would just leave town willingly. If thats the case we could use Lee to trade for something more valuable than justifying some team to take Curry from our hands.

    I dont like this particular move because we want to free up significant space for 2010, not just a mere 2 mil. I would take a move for just Bell because he is older and his contract ends before 2010. He is the guard we need right now and we already know he fits into the system. If he plays well for us, resign him for cheapre seeing that he is older, if not let him go.

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    What's the chance Curry can opt out? like 1 in a million i guess
    he's got like 23 mil over next two years, he would hardly sign a 4 year deal worth that much if he opted out

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