With all of the money that the knicks have spent on several average at best players the past 2 years, they should have no problem paying their best player to rehabilitate himself. Not only houston, but the whole knicks team has been hurt in some sense this season. And as for trying to get draft picks for allen houston, it makes no sense to trade a bonified star player, for some draft picks which in all liklihood will not lead to obtaining another all star. With the urgency that thomas has for building a winning team, he won't want to wait around to develop a player for 2-3 years at least. And lastly, Houston has had only 1 injury, the same amount as kobe.