An old article by Frank Isola
The Knicks owned the No. 7 overall pick but elected to trade the selection
to Denver -- the Nuggets took Nene -- along with Marcus Camby for Antonio
McDyess. Two picks later, the Suns gobbled up "Stoudemire" right out of
Can you imagine if the Knicks had just kept Camby and drafted Stoudemire?
Thatīs a pretty good front line (having Kurt Thomas too). Former Knicks
president Scott Layden orchestrated the trade but to put all the blame on
Layden is wrong. Garden chairman James Dolan insisted that Camby and
Latrell Sprewell be traded after the two players walked out of a media
training session Dolan had ordered in Oct. 2002.
Dolan took their abrupt exit as a slap in the face and was committed to
removing both players from the roster. Sprewell ended up leaving the
following season in the ill-fated deal for Keith Van Horn. Dolan felt that
Camby and Sprewell were low character guys and were nothing but trouble.
But Dolan wanted a team of choir boys which is why the Knicks didnīt even
work out Stoudemire and never considered taking him. Meanwhile, Camby has
been to the playoffs for the last two seasons and Stoudemire, having
returned from knee surgery, makes the Phoenix Suns a serious contender in the west.
Things that make u go OUCH!
Shumpert over Kenneth Faried