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Knicks-Grizzlies trade

Posted on: June 24, 2009 10:43 pm
The Knicks and Grizzlies are discussing a trade that would send Quentin Richardson from New York to Memphis for Darko Milicic, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to

It's not clear whether draft picks are involved, although the Knicks and Grizzlies also have discussed Memphis' 27th overall pick. Cash considerations would go to the Grizzlies.

Milicic would have a chance to thrive as a one-year rental in Mike D'Antoni's wide-open offensive system ... and thriving is not something Darko has done particularly well since he was infamously selected No. 2 overall by the Pistons in the 2003 draft. You know, the draft in which LeBron James went No. 1, followed by Milicic, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, and Dwyane Wade.



Since: May 29, 2007
Posted on: June 25, 2009 4:31 pm

Knicks-Grizzlies trade

This does not clear cap space, Both are free agents after the season

Since: Jun 28, 2007
Posted on: June 25, 2009 2:15 pm

Knicks-Grizzlies trade

1. Trade does not free up cap space. Both Q and Darko will be FAs in 2010.

2. Knicks needed a big.  David Lee won't be back next year and somebody has to play up front. Darko gives them a body they can useb ut doesn't tie up salary for 2010.

Since: Jun 27, 2008
Posted on: June 25, 2009 12:39 pm

Knicks-Grizzlies trade

Yeah- you're right.  All NY teams try to buy titles.  I'm so tired of that argument.  It's the nature of sports nowadays.  First off, in case you weren't aware there is a salary cap in the NBA and it's not like baseball where you can throw bags of money at a guy.  Each of these "big" players can sign a max deal with any of the teams with the space.  The idea that NONE of them will come to NY is just dumb. News flash - if you want to be a REAL star, you do your work in NY.  I'm not saying that all real stars play on NY teams, but look at all the great players in recent NBA history - Jordan, Reggie, Kobe, Lebron - all have shined brightest when under the spotlight of the Worlds Most Famous Arena MSG in the Capital of the WORLD, NY.  I'm not saying the Knicks are going to get everybody, but the idea that they won't get anyone is unfathomable.

Since: Apr 15, 2009
Posted on: June 25, 2009 10:14 am

Knicks-Grizzlies trade

I don't understand how people can complain about this trade. At worst people should be indifferent, because the Knicks are giving up Q (who plays hard and all but isn't worth anything) and getting Darko, who at his worst is still a 7 footer who can take up space and still averages at least a block a game (way better than the Knicks have). Now I think it is fully possible (and likely) that Darko will bring nothing much to the table but the Knicks are giving up nothing for a possibility that he does something in D'Antoni's offense. It is really only a win-no lose situation. If he brings anything it is a good trade, and if he doesn't then it is no big deal (the both have expiring contracts and if anyone thinks differently check out for the NBA payrolls). plus if we get the later pick for cash then we have a chance to maybe get steal (though also unlikely). Bottom line nothing bad can come from this trade, but there is a chance something good (however small and unlikely it maybe).

Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: June 25, 2009 9:15 am

Knicks-Grizzlies trade

I am from Detroit, and beleive me, the Darko pick is discussed daily here, and probably will be until the end of time.  Not one of our best moves, but gets lost sometimes with all of the Lions busts.

Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: June 25, 2009 8:56 am

Knicks-Grizzlies trade

All I hear is that the Knicks are gearing for 2010 at the expense of this year and next. I think it's funny since they have no idea who they will get. They are tanking 2 years in the hope of Lebron. The Cavs can offer more money so if he stays then what is plan B? I would LMAO if they miss out on LBJ. Sure they will have money to spend but with a gutted roster which big free agent is going to go there?

Since: May 28, 2008
Posted on: June 25, 2009 8:27 am

Knicks-Grizzlies trade

lmao the knicks are not going to get lebron james.. how in the hell did it ever end up being them getting him in the first place.. its the new jersey nets i thought since him and gay z are best friends..hes not going anywhere.. he will stay with the cavs

Since: Dec 2, 2006
Posted on: June 25, 2009 7:57 am

Knicks-Grizzlies trade

The trade is more about freeing up some a roster spot for Memphis, to draft Haseem Thabeet, and giving the Knicks some much needed cap room. The Grizz are already under cap, so they have some money to play with.

Since: May 17, 2009
Posted on: June 25, 2009 4:49 am

Knicks-Grizzlies trade

I think this trade rumor is humorous.

The New York Knicks continue to free up tons of cap space. However, just because they have a ton of cap romm does not gaurentee that they will sign any of those big name free agents.

I keep seeing posts from people saying LeBron James and Dwyane Wade can both sign with the Knicks now.

What if these guys choose to go elsewhere?

Just say, for instance, Dwyane Wade likes playing in South Beach and stays for a max contract. Or LeBron James says it looks more appealing to win a couple of titles with Garnet and Pierce and signs with the Celtics?

There are a bunch of teams with cap space, namely the ones who lose a franchise player. They could simply sign a different franchise player, like Dwayne Wade walks but Chris Bosh signs to the Miami Heat.

It is just not automatic that freeing cap space means you will definatly sign a guy.

Since: Mar 21, 2009
Posted on: June 25, 2009 2:10 am

Knicks-Grizzlies trade

You know one thing nobody ever talks about is how much of a bad pick was it for the Detroit Pistons at the two spot. Darko Milicic a bust, woulda coulda shoulda now look at the Pistons, hell look at the city of Detroit, Melo or Wade wow what a bust at the two pick, glad I'm a Celtic fan.

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