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Knicks receptive to Miller-Duhon trade

Posted on: July 11, 2009 6:38 pm
 
LAS VEGAS -- The Knicks are receptive to overtures from Andre Miller's agent to arrange a sign-and-trade that would swap the free-agent point guard for Chris Duhon, CBSSports.com has learned.

Miller's agent, Andy Miller, is pushing for a sign-and-trade to New York in response to the Sixers' lack of interest in bringing the 33-year-old point guard back. The Sixers have expressed a willingness to offer no more than a one-year deal at the $5.9 million mid-level exception. But a person with knowledge of the situation said Philadelphia was lukewarm about even that proposal. The Sixers' brass is ready to move on with Lou Williams at point guard and first-round pick Jrue Holiday backing him up.

The Knicks view Miller as an upgrade over Duhon, a person with knowledge of their plans said. But New York is not willing to go beyond two years on Miller's new contract.

Another team long rumored to have interest in Miller is Portland. But NBA front office sources say the Blazers are not actively pursuing Miller due to their concerns about his age and below-average perimeter shooting.
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Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: July 12, 2009 2:47 pm
 

Knicks receptive to Miller-Duhon trade

Chicago Bull fans would be happy. No one else



Since: Jul 5, 2009
Posted on: July 12, 2009 1:11 pm
 

Knicks receptive to Miller-Duhon trade

Philly needs to get a quicker pg to help unleash a sick transition team, as A.I and Young thrive in the fasst break



Since: Jul 12, 2009
Posted on: July 12, 2009 12:48 pm
 

Knicks receptive to Miller-Duhon trade

How many years have we been trying to get James off our team... and you want him back!!!  Find anyone else that has an expiring contract, just not PT Stud Jerome James.



Since: Mar 29, 2008
Posted on: July 12, 2009 12:27 pm
 

Knicks receptive to Miller-Duhon trade

In regards to the Knicks attracting free agents next year - if you are a superstar and want to win a championship, would you go to a team that has a coach that runs a failed system, plays no D in a league where in order to be a top team ou have to play excellent D? No.



Since: Mar 29, 2008
Posted on: July 12, 2009 12:25 pm
 

Knicks receptive to Miller-Duhon trade

I don't see how anyone can be a Philly fan and NY fan - you can't be from either city...no way



Since: Mar 29, 2008
Posted on: July 12, 2009 12:23 pm
 

Knicks receptive to Miller-Duhon trade

I agree, typical move - get a player past his prime, over pay for him and give him 3 extra years. Miller has two good years left in him if he is lucky, the Sixers see that - but the Knix brass never does - 



Since: Sep 27, 2007
Posted on: July 12, 2009 11:20 am
 

Knicks receptive to Miller-Duhon trade

Looks like you put alot of thougth into this. But I see a few issues. First and foremost, Al Harrington and Tim Thomas are not Utah Jazz / Jerry Sloan type players. They dont fit into their style of play, in my opinion. And, if I were a Knicks fan, well, I wouldnt be too excited at the idea of getting Kyle Korver, a GREAT 3 point shooter, but can do nothing else. Horrible defender, cant create his own shot, and cant hit a 15 foot jumper. Steve Blake is a run of the mill Point Guard. Jerome James I dont know a whole lot about.

I like that the Knicks are trying to get themselves ready for the Free Agent explosion next year. But, they better be carefull in the meantime. Cant speak for professional athletes at this point, but something tells me money will not be the deciding factor on where guys like Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh, etc wind up next season. Neither Lebron nor Wade are gonna sign with a team that is rebuilding from the ground up, with little to no talent around them. These guys want to win. So unless the Knicks are arrogant enough to think that Lebron and one of the other 2 guys will say "Lets both sign there, for less money, and win a championship for New York" Well, You might be raping your roster of what talent you have left for the HOPE of signing one or more of these guys. Lebron could care less about the money. He makes more in endorsements than most guys make in an entire career. He'd sign for nothing if you could guarantee him a ring.




Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: July 12, 2009 10:27 am
 

Knicks receptive to Miller-Duhon trade

Why woudl you think Blake is the answer? That trade is unbelieveably useless



Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: July 12, 2009 10:25 am
 

Knicks receptive to Miller-Duhon trade

how are u a knicks and eagles fan???? thats just retarded



Since: Oct 27, 2006
Posted on: July 12, 2009 10:06 am
 

Knicks receptive to Miller-Duhon trade

I don't understand why the Sixers aren't making more of an effort to resign Miller.  When Dre wasn't on the floor this year, the offfence looked stagnant.  While Igudala hit a couple of big late shots this year, I felt most comfortable with the ball in Andre's hands when the Sixers needed a big bucket.  The Sixers were a transition team the last couple of years, so he would fit well in D'Antoni's system, but is he really going to make much more than the Sixers are going to offer him.  They should just split the difference, give him 7.5-8 for two years, and let him show J-ru how to play a descent point, because, lets face it, Lou Will isn't the answer.  He's a streaky shoot first point who can't pass that well, who now has a coach that runs a more ball movement oriented offense. Matter of fact, if they could package Lou Will, Willie Green, and Slammin Sammy for a dollar and some envelopes to some unfortunate sucker, they should do it before the other team realizes what a bad deal it is for them.


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