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Report: Donnie Walsh rejected trade for Fernandez

Posted on: September 3, 2010 11:17 am
Edited on: September 3, 2010 11:18 am
Posted by Royce Young

For anyone that thinks the Knicks are completely clueless, here's something to think otherwise. Rudy Fernandez has been lobbying to get out of Portland for months. Lobbying enough to get slapped with a $25,000 fine for it. The Knicks are on his short list of teams to be traded to and the Knicks would certainly love to have him.

And there was a deal on the table to make it happen. But Knicks general manager Donnie Walsh didn't hit the red button. According to the New York Daily News, a three-way trade sending newly acquired Anthony Randolph to Indiana, a first round pick to Portland and Fernandez to New York fell apart at Walsh's desk. Walsh evidently offered Wilson Chandler instead, but neither the Pacers nor Blazers apparently had much interest there.

The Blazers have made it clear they at least want a first round pick, something the Knicks don't have. So a third team is necessary to bring in. But the complication there is, you have to make this deal worthwhile for this third team. And Anthony Randolph would definitely be something worthwhile. I'm sure the Pacers were absolutely tickled at this deal before it felt through seeing as they desperately need a power forward.

But Walsh is smart to keep Randolph. Most agree that Randolph is one of the most uniquely talented players in the league with an absurd amount of upside. He was trapped in Golden State with Don Nelson's erratic playing time and treatment so the thinking is, out of that system and into Mike D'Antoni's, Randolph could flourish. And while the Knicks want a shooter really badly, Fernandez isn't a neccesity because of the offseason signing of Roger Mason Jr.

Fernandez's people definitely aren't done looking to move him and Blazer GM Rich Cho will certainly continue to look for a willing partner. But it doesn't look like the Knicks will be one of those teams, at least unless Anthony Randolph is not part of the deal.

Since: Sep 6, 2010
Posted on: September 6, 2010 2:32 pm

Report: Donnie Walsh rejected trade for Fernandez

The knicks never do any thing right. If they rejected the trade, they should have made it mark my word. I've been a lifetime Knick fan and i've gone 60 years old and the only thing they have done right recently was to get Amarie, and now they need to get Melo and Paul. But getting back to management doing the right thing they need Isaiah thomas behind them telling them what to do. I know New Yorkers don't like him, but if your a true Knick fan you want him behind the scenes for things to go right. Donnie Walsh needs Isaiah and so do New Yorkers, they just don't know it.

Since: Aug 17, 2010
Posted on: September 3, 2010 6:03 pm

Report: Donnie Walsh rejected trade for Fernandez

The Knicks do something right for a change! Thank God.

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