Hey i got this from a different knicks fan forum and thought the people here should check it out.....



Tell me what you guys think of these moves for the Knicks in the offseason....

EXPANSION DRAFT PROTECTED LIST:
1.)Marbs
2.)Thomas
3.)Sweentney
4.)Williams
5.)Harrington
6.)Johnson
7.)Mohammed

Taken: No One



DRAFT:
#45 Pick-Darius Rice
why?
Good perimeter shooter with good size. Could turn into another Tim Thomas.



OFFSEASON TRADES:

Deal No.1(this is a 3-team blockbuster between New York, Sacramento, and the LAClippers)

Knicks get:
Chris Webber

Kings get:
Mike Sweetney
Melvin Ely
Allan Houston

Clippers get:
Frank Williams


WHY IT COULD WORK FOR THE KNICKS:
Marbury and Webber would make one hell of a duo. This deal would catapult the Knicks to the top of the East.

WHY IT COULD WORK FOR THE KINGS:
They save money in this trade since Houston's contract is a year shorter than Webber's deal. He gives them another perimeter threat aswell. They also pick up 2 young big men in Sweetney and Ely. When Sweetney got playing time, he showed he has potential. Ely is also a promising center.

WHY IT COULD WORK FOR THE CLIPPS:
They need help in the backcourt. Williams would provide that. This also gives them an additional 1 million dollars in cap space.



Deal No.2(this is a simple swap between New York & Dallas)

Knicks get:
Micheal Finley

Mavs get:
Kurt Thomas
Shandon Anderson

WHY IT COULD WORK FOR THE KNICKS:
Finley would be a very nice replacement for Houston at the 2G position. Fin is just as good a shooter, but is a far superior defender.

WHY IT COULD WORK FOR THE MAVS:
I believe Cuban has realized the importance of defense and rebounding. This deal gives them that banger they've been lacking in Kurt Thomas. Plus, they get a good perimeter defender in Shandon Anderson. They have both Marquis Daniels and Josh Howard that can step in for Finley at the 2G position.


Deal No.3(this is a simple swap between New York & Portland)

Knicks get:
Ruben Patterson
Vladimir Stepania(team option picked up)
future 1st round pick(top 15 protected)

Blazers get:
Othella Harrington
Moochie Norris
future 2nd round pick

WHY IT COULD WORK FOR THE KNICKS:
Patterson strengthens their bench. He gives them a good scoring/defensive punch. Vlad Stepania adds more depth upfront. It would be good to have a future 1st rounder around. Just in case the Knicks need to be rebuilt down the road.

WHY IT COULD WORK FOR THE BLAZERS:
This would really help Portlands image. Patterson is also preventing Woods and Outlaw from getting more PT. This deal gives them a decent backup PG in Norris and a good backup PF in Harrington. They also get an additional 3.5 million dollars in cap space for next summer since Harrington's deal is expiring.


FREE AGENCY:
Sign Keon Clark-2 years/5 million with a starting salary of 2.5 million(half the MLE).
why?
He gives the Knicks another quality big man to bring off the bench.

Sign Rafer Alston-2 years/5 million with a starting salary of 2.5 million(half the MLE).
why?
Alston is a fan favorite in New York and has proven he can be an effective backup PG.

Re-sign Vin Baker-2 years/minimum
why?
He wants to stay in New York. The Knicks could use some insurance in case Webber and Clark can't stay healthy.



NEW KNICKS ROSTER:
PG-Stephon Marbury/Rafer Alston
SG-Micheal Finley/Penny Hardaway
C-Nazr Mohammed/Dikembe Mutombo/Vlad Stepania
SF-Tim Thomas/Ruben Patterson
PF-Chris Webber/Keon Clark/Vin Baker
IR:
Darius Rice & Cezary Trybynsky