This is exactly what I was saying when the Houston Rockets trade was being proposed. The only way Walsh was trading all those picks and Hill just to clear cap was because he had the inside track that he can sign 1 or more of the max free agents available in 2010.Chris Sheridan reports that there is no credence to the previous rumor about LeBron James wanting to play with Joe Johnson.
But Sheridan writes that Donnie Walsh seems to have a high level of confidence in the Knicks' ability to sign this summer's top free-agent targets, including LeBron James. Sheridan reasons that "you get the distinct impression that word was somehow passed to the Knicks," given that Walsh went out of his way to shed the contract of Jared Jeffries.
"I ask this: Why would anyone in their right mind trade away what amounts to three No. 1 picks just to clear cap room?" Sheridan wrote. "It's just plain crazy ... unless there is a confidence among the Knicks their Plan A will succeed."
I am back to being optimistic that Lebron will be a Knick this offseason. It's not guranteed but untill it is confirmed he isn't coming I will continue to dream!