Boston's trading Cassell for a future pick and opening up a roster spot is significant.

The silence for some time now of both Marbury and the Knicks about his future and a buy-out is also significant. There must be some tacit understandings.

Something is going to happen, probably right after 3:00 p.m. on Thursday when the trading deadline is passed. There will likely be procalmations that the Knicks tried to trade Marbury's expiring contract, but were unsuccessful.