Good move."Frank Isola cites a Knicks source saying that any transaction involving Stephon Marbury will not take place until late September or early October.
The Knicks reportedly prefer to trade Marbury and get something in return, rather than releasing him outright.
In Macau where he is on the Olympic coaching staff, Mike D'Antoni commented on the trade of Renaldo Balkman:
"Renaldo really had no role after we drafted Gallinari, and with the emergence of Wilson Chandler his minutes would be nonexistent," D'Antoni told The Associated Press. "So it really wasn't fair to him to keep him in a spot that he wouldn't play and also gives us an opportunity to clear up a roster spot and move on."
D'Antoni runs an 8 man line up, so he's just trying to cut down the roster as short as possible.
Odd guys out
If Walsh and Donny have a sucessful off season, they would subtract Curry, Zach and Jamal.
Our 8 man rotation will be.
^ That line up is as big as D'Antoni's Phoneix line up.
-Marbury provides the penetration/pick and roll/scoring/assist/solid d/range
-Richardson provides defense, rebounder, post offense, range, spot up shooting
-Chandler provides everything.
-Gallinari provides high IQ, range, penetration off the dribble, offense, passing, and toughness.
-Lee provides outlet passing, high rate of rebounds, 60% FG, 80% FT...IQ on offense.
Jefferies (Random scrub)
^ You could add any player we get in return for the trio of losers.
The future is looking bright!