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Wilcox to Knicks for Rose, cash

Posted on: February 19, 2009 2:15 pm

On the heels of acquiring Larry Hughes from Chicago, the Knicks have completed a deal sending Malik Rose to Oklahoma City, an exchange of expiring contracts pending league approval, has learned. Oklahoma City also gets cash out of the Wilcox deal, according to a source.



Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: March 5, 2009 2:01 pm

Wilcox to Knicks for Rose, cash

A couple weeks after these deals:

Wilcox - 16 points/14 rebounds on .437 FGA and .400 FTA in around 53 minutes over 6 games.

Rose - 13 points/9 rebounds on .600 FGA and 1.00 FTA (admittedly 1-1) in about 44 minutes over 3 games.

Weezy is a great guy, but he's been in the league too long to still be carrying the "P" word around his neck.  He is great within 3 feet of the rim.  Unfortunately, half of his shots are jumpers, where his eFG percentage is just under 32 percent.

He had been a trooper these past 3 years, and I'm convinced Sam Presti traded Wilcox to give him a chance to earn his next contract.  That being said, if the trade had been for no more than watching Malik muscle up to Dirk, it was worth it.

Since: Sep 21, 2006
Posted on: February 20, 2009 2:13 pm

Wilcox to Knicks for Rose, cash

Larry Hughes:

Us Kicks fans can not be sure what we are getting with Larry Hughes so we all hope for the best or remain eternally pessimistic (who wouldn't be as NY has become the laughing stock of the league for the past 7 years.)  What I believe we have in Hughes is a legit NBA 2 guard which we haven't had since we traded Crawford.  Hopefully he has retained some of the defensive skills which he was once known to have and can continue to hit the three well this season.  D'Antoni's system is designed to get open 3's and Hughes should be an improvement over most Knick 3 point shooters. 

Chris Wilcox:

Though he has not lived up to his draft status being the 8th pick in '02 he is a legit rebounder and finisher around the basket.  He averages more rebounds per minute than LeBron (not sure what that proves) and is a career 52% from the field.  The Knicks will only benefit from having another guy who can run the pick and roll with Duhon and be an excellent finisher.  Yes his deal does expire after this year, but that should serve as motivation for him to work harder. 

Donny Walsh:

Didn't make magic but these 2 trades only benefit the Knicks.  The Knicks are trying to create a winning culture around this team and that is a non-stop affair.  They can not accept a losing season and must always push for a championship.  Trading for players like Wilcox shows the current and potential future Knicks that Walsh & D'Antoni care only about winning.  The Hughes trade will need time to play out but if Hughes' numbers get a nice shot in the are under D'Antoni don't be surprised and at the same time his trade value should only go up as his contract nears its' expiration. 

Go New York




Since: Feb 19, 2009
Posted on: February 19, 2009 4:53 pm

Wilcox to Knicks for Rose, cash

Wilcox could be good for the Knicks off the bench.Rose wasn't playing in D'antoni's system,and wasn't that good anymore.Larry Hughes could help the Knicks.Wasn't he a pretty good teammate on the floor with Lwbron.Think the knicks are setting up a team that Lebron would like to play for? Does this mean more ex-Cavs are coming to NewYork?

Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: February 19, 2009 3:53 pm

Wilcox to Knicks for Rose, cash

Chris Duhon is nearing the top echelon of the EC PG's, mostly due to his passing ability. Why wouldn't you want a pass first, second, and third point gaurd. Isn't that his job as a point guard?


BTW - Making fun of a dead man is not particularily polite.

Since: Jan 29, 2009
Posted on: February 19, 2009 3:00 pm

Wilcox to Knicks for Rose, cash

You also said they were saddled with the carcass of larry hughes. 1. Who at the Nix is secretly working for the Bulls? 2. How much Bullshi* will he be allowed to unload on us (see eddie "two-way" curry, jamal "the eraser" crawford, chris "pass first, second and third" duhon, etc)?  3. What agreement did ainge give mchale to give him KG? I'm still wondering about that. And does this nix trader get the same deal?

BTW - wilcox will be good for one week then spend the rest of the season on the bench. nix will also trade lee to the bulls for the rights to jay "biggest waste of opportunity since len bias" williams.

Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: February 19, 2009 2:24 pm

Wilcox to Knicks for Rose, cash

The Thunder moved quickly on this one.  As soon as Chandler doesn't pass that physical, they got Wilcox out of their still.  I don't know how much each expiring contract is worth but Oklahoma City being a small market team, I have to think they made out in their opinion because they need the cash.  They aren't going anywhere this year.  Take the money and run.

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