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T-Mac to Knicks (UPDATE)

Posted on: February 18, 2010 1:28 pm
Edited on: February 18, 2010 4:38 pm
 

Recovering from an initial blow that saw Tracy McGrady heading to Sacramento overnight, the Knicks successfully expanded it into a three-team deal that sends the former All-Star to New York -- and clears Jared Jeffries' cap-clogging contract, a key person involved in the negotiations told CBSSports.com.

The Knicks will send Jeffries, Jordan Hill, and draft-pick considerations to Houston, which gets Kevin Martin and Hilton Armstrong from Sacramento and sends McGrady and Sergio Rodriguez to the Knicks. The Kings get Carl Landry and Joey Dorsey from Houston and Larry Hughes from New York.

The three-team blockbuster evolved from talks among the Rockets, Knicks and Bulls involving McGrady's $23 million contract. The Bulls, unsuccessful in their attempt to recruit a third team to meet Houston's demands, pulled out of the discussions Wednesday and found other avenues to clear 2010 cap space -- sending John Salmons to the Bucks and Tyrus Thomas to the Bobcats. The Knicks and Rockets hammered away over the issue of draft-pick protection for hours, until Sacremento emerged early Thursday as a facilitator by agreeing to send Martin -- long coveted by the Rockets -- to Houston.

The deal involving Houston and Sacramento could have stood alone, but was designed as an avenue to steer McGrady to New York in a three-team deal if all demands could be met. The sticking point was the level of protection New York required on their 2011 and 2012 first-round picks. The Knicks were discussing the right to swap 2011 first-rounders with Houston, which would get the Knicks' 2012 No. 1 pick depending on where it falls in the draft.

In the end, the Knicks paid a dear price. The Rockets will have the right to swap No. 1 picks in 2011 with the Knicks unless New York's pick is first overall. The 2012 firs-round pick going to Houston is top-5 protected.

It cost the Knicks a premium price to clear Jeffries' $6.9 million contract off the 2010-11 books. But doing so all but accomplished the goal team president Donnie Walsh set out to achieve when he came to New York -- become a major player in the 2010 free-agent class, recognized by all involved as potentially the best in NBA history. By shedding Jeffries, Walsh will have only four players under contract for '10-'11 -- Eddy Curry, Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, and Toney Douglas. The Knicks are a Curry buyout away from having the space to sign two max players. If those free agents prefer the sign-and-trade route -- which would get them more money and an extra year -- the Knicks are positioned to accommodate that as well.

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Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: February 18, 2010 4:57 pm
 

T-Mac to Knicks (UPDATE)

The Knicks suck. It all started when they took Fredrick Weis over Ron Artest. Set the franchise back about 14 years.



Since: May 7, 2008
Posted on: February 18, 2010 4:41 pm
 

T-Mac to Knicks (UPDATE)

      
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Since: May 7, 2008
Posted on: February 18, 2010 4:37 pm
 

T-Mac to Knicks (UPDATE)

Soooo..... Tyreke Evans, Stephen Curry, Ty Lawson, and Brandon Jennings of this year are all crap shoots??? And the sophomores Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook, O.J. Mayo, Eric Gordon, Brooke Lopez, and Marc Gasol are too? Draft picks ARE NOT overrated. I usually don't comment on other people's posts, but yours was just too ridiculous and retarded...Don't post unless you have something intelligent or useful to add.


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Since: Feb 24, 2009
Posted on: February 18, 2010 4:33 pm
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Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: February 18, 2010 4:28 pm
 

T-Mac to Knicks (UPDATE)

HA HA. The joke's on you METGIANTPHAN! LeBron and Dwayne are staying put. You'll see!



Since: Feb 18, 2010
Posted on: February 18, 2010 4:19 pm
 

T-Mac to Knicks (UPDATE)

Hate that we're getting rid of Landry. He was pretty good. Over all I think the deal was ok.



Since: Nov 16, 2007
Posted on: February 18, 2010 4:17 pm
 

T-Mac to Knicks (UPDATE)

WOW!!! is right. I thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!!!!!!Before I get to the main reason of this trade, we get a good pg in Sergio( better than what we have) and for 30 games we see if Tracy McGrady has anything left in the tank. Now we will get 2 max free agents out of LBJ, Wade, Bosh or J. Johnson. Those draft picks will be worth between 25-30th of the 1st round/ THANK YOU HOUSTON!!!!


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Since: Feb 24, 2009
Posted on: February 18, 2010 4:07 pm
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Since: Jul 11, 2009
Posted on: February 18, 2010 3:41 pm
 

T-Mac to Knicks (UPDATE)

I like how so many of you know what Lebron or any of the FA's are going to do. Fact is nobody really knows except them and it ain't July 1st yet. Some people will be right whether Lebron stays or goes and just as obviously some will be on the wrong side of their predictions. The point for the knicks is to be a player in the FA market which they have just done with this deal. Also you people P & M about Hill. So what? yeah he may go on to be a better or even great player down the road but that isn't going to help the knicks this summer. One more thing, don't think it's all about Lebron even though he is the big fish. With mucho dineros to spend trades can/will be made to improve the knicks. Lets just wait and see how the summer turns out. btw this team wasn't accomplishing much anyway so blowing up part or most of it isn't that big a deal.



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: February 18, 2010 3:35 pm
 

T-Mac to Knicks (UPDATE)

Somebody wake up this guy! he's dreaming!


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