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Common sense says when you have injuries you take a chance on a young talented player and give them the opportunity to step in and contribute. You'd think this would be the case for the Knicks and Anthony Randolph considering the possibility of Amar'e being limited, or out, and Shawne Williams definitely forced to sit for his part in a small scrap in A town.

But Randolph has his bags packed it would seem. The odds of him being a Knick after the deadline are, well, slim to none and slim has a bus ticket out of town.

He hasn't played virtually all year, so to thrust him into a game now could expose him to injury thus deflating his trade value. So to play him would be a risk.

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Will this mean the Knicks go deeper down the bench? Or more minutes for Turiaf and Bill Walker? My guess is a little of both, with Mozgov getting the nod over Randolph. Just a feeling.

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We've talked a lot about the Blazers' interest in possibly dealing for Anthony Randolph to help their frontcourt issues. Whether that happens or not is anyone's guess, but it appears that the Blazers will be active as the deadline approaches, yet are looking more to acquire draft picks than deal them.

Via The Oregonian

General manager Rich Cho says the roster is more than likely going to change at, or before, the NBA's Feb. 24 trading deadline.

"I'd say the chances are pretty good," Cho said of making a deal. "We are being pretty active, put it that way."That may be music to the Knicks ears but what Cho is looking for is to build the Blazers around draft picks. He knows the importance of making big deals, but in order to do so they need to accumulate assets in draft picks.

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Via CBS
While Nuggets officials continue to weigh their options, a person familiar with the team's strategy told CBSSports.com Wednesday that there are indications Denver could be warming to the idea of trading Melo to the Knicks. One component of such a trade, the source said, would be Anthony Randolph, with Denver officials apparently coming around in their opinion about the 21-year-old big man... The Nuggets, according to sources, continue to believe that the Nets will come back to the table despite Prokhorov unequivocally ending his team's pursuit last week. This would be in the best interests of the Nuggets, who still want what New Jersey has to offer
I still have the Nets completely out hearing that Prokhorov was "beyond insulted" at Anthony's behavior surrounding the meeting.

Ken also has thoughts on why Denver could be warming to Anthony Randolph.

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Via Newsday
We also know the Nuggets will want first round picks, as many as they can get. The Knicks can offer their 2014 pick, though that's way too far into the future to stand alone. Walsh has options to trade Anthony Randolph to the Trail Blazers, Timberwolves or Pacers for a first-round pick.
Via NY Daily News
Anthony Randolph seems to be counting the days until the Knicks finally send him on his way, with Portland emerging as a likely destination for the seldom-used forward...A Blazers official confirmed that the team has interest in Randolph, but added that the team is not getting great reports on the 21-year-old.
Portland makes the most sense, and it's something I've been hearing from people in Portland for several days. The Blazers have a 2011 pick from the Hornets that is top 7 protected as well as their own. The Hornets are currently 5th in the Western Conference, while the injury-plagued Blazers sit 8th. You would think the Blazers would want to give up the Hornets pick, but if I'm Walsh I want the Blazers selection as there is not guarantee they make the playoffs.

All things being equal, Portland would be the best situation for Randolph...

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Via businessinsider.com
UPDATE: Multiple reports say that Randolph is at practice. Appears as though our information is wrong. We sincerely apologize for the error. We're reaching out to our source to find out what went wrong.UPDATE: Pacers beat writer Mike Wells refutes this report because the Pacers have no cap space and 15 players. But another player could be involved, and the Pacers have a trade exception they can use to get the deal done.
While a deal with the Pacers, Walsh's former team, makes sense the Pacers need to make other moves before taking on Randolph.

Again, a team that I hear may be interested in Randolph is the Trailblazers seeing that they need help up front and might be willing to give up a 1st round pick to do so. Randolph is familiar with the western conference and it would make sense also that the Blazers wouldn't mind seeing Carmelo head to the eastern conference.

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Via Jerry Zgoda
The one most likely to happen is Anthony Randolph, although even that's far from a sure thing.

The Wolves are interested -- have been since early last summer, even before the Mike Beasley trade -- but the Knicks have been hesitant. The Wolves probably want to send Sebastian Telfair and that Utah first-round pick obtained in the Al Jefferson trade. Sounds like the Knicks want Luke Ridnour, although his contract is another $4 million a year for three more years at a time when they're weighing salary-cap ramifications for a run at Carmelo Anthony in the near future and/or Chris Paul down the road.

I hear all's quiet on the Knicks trade front, but in terms of Randolph and the Wolves, we've talked about it here. Walsh is not trading Randolph just for Telfair. It should be note that Zgoda was spot on during the Knicks/Wolves/Sessions stuff from two summers ago.
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Via CBSsports.com
Sources say the Wolves also are targeting Anthony Randolph, who is languishing on the Knicks' bench after being acquired from Golden State as part of the sign-and-trade arrangement that landed David Lee in the Bay Area. Minnesota officials will not part with Ridnour in the deal, according to an executive familiar with the team's strategy, but instead hope that Telfair would be enough to solve the Knicks' backup point guard dilemma.
We've talked about the Telfair situation already in addition to the fact that Randolph has been shopped for more than a few weeks.? The Knicks would love to add Ridnour, but seemingly as a move after they have more clarity on the Melo situation. As a centerpiece to the David Lee trade, there is no way the Knicks will trade Randolph straight up for Telfair. I'll hold off on using the other point guard playing outside the continental United States. I'll leave those comments to you guys.
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Or I guess you could call it a "do-over"

Via Jonathan Feigen

The issues are not the same, but it is the same hope they have for Jordan Hill, who has tools to bring far greater return than what they gave up to get him. Same with their interest in Anthony Randolph, who is even younger and like Hill in New York last season, got banished to a bench.

The Knicks wanted their pick back for Randolph and the Rockets were not going to give them that since it is not lottery protected beyond the first pick. The Knicks don't appear headed back to the lottery, but you never know how an injury and a few bouncing ping pong balls could unexpectedly change things. Daryl Morey said a few years ago that he would never trade a pick without lottery protection. That apparently includes trading someone else's pick.So the Knicks move on it seems in the search, but are confident they can pull the pieces together for a possible Melo trade.

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With the Knicks primed to make a push towards 2010 free agency and despite getting off to a modest, yet encouraging start early in the 2008-09 campaign, Donnie Walsh pulled the trigger on several deals that meant sending Jamal Crawford and Zack Randolph out of New York. The naysayers hated the deals because it meant the Knicks weren't looking to improve the roster, they were looking to improve their chances at a star player thus giving up and throwing in the towel.

Two years later, they have a star, although it's not the one they were aiming for, with the potential of adding another.

Many fans cried that the Z-Bo/Crawford combination and surrounding cast would have made the playoffs, to which I disagree. And even if they did, who cares? That team needed an overhaul from top to bottom and fans are ecstatic now that they got it. If you're a frequent guest to TKB, you've been here for this ride, and one we've tried to pave based on the plan.

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Via Daily News

The Knicks have fielded calls from several Western Conference clubs regarding a deal for Randolph, according to a team source. The most compelling conversations have been with the Houston Rockets, who in one scenario would trade the Knicks the first-round pick they obtained in last year's Tracy McGrady deal.

Knicks president Donnie Walsh has admitted publicly that he regrets trading that pick and has been trying for two months to acquire a 2011 first-rounder. The pick is critical if the Knicks want to acquire Anthony, who is likely to be traded by the February deadline...The Knicks could feature a package that includes Danilo Gallinari, Eddy Curry (and his expiring contract) and a first-round pick. Another player would also have to be part of the deal, and the Nuggets could ask for rookie Landry Fields, whom the Knicks would prefer to keep.

We talked about Randolph yesterday, and obviously getting a first round pick would be smart value. There's no sense in trading him for a backup big man or PG.
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Via NY Post
But the most likely candidate to be moved ? maybe even for a first-round pick coveted by Denver ? is Anthony Randolph, whose removal from the rotation after the a loss to the Nuggets' last month directly coincided with this 11-1 run that has the Knicks at 14-9, fifth-best in the Eastern Conference.

The optimist would say it's no longer about whether the Knicks make the playoffs in the awful East. It's more about: Can they be a 45-50-win team, and would another upgrade push them even further along?...Of trade rumors, D'Antoni said, "I always hate it, hate it for the players. As coach you get attached to some guys. You got to do what's right and Donnie will do that. We talk all the time. He takes in all the factors. I don't think he'd do anything that I'd be opposed to.''

Rule one for an executive is never trade a player when his value is the lowest, especially a 21-year-old with Randolph's potential. Knicks fans often lack patience and I believe Randolph's time will come. He just has too much upside to trade for a backup point guard. Unless it's a deal where you believe you are getting back more value, you HAVE to keep Randolph at this point. And I think Walsh would agree.

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Via SLAM
SLAM: When we talked a few weeks ago you had mentioned Raymond Felton was the most important Knick aside from Amar?e. His play sure has ignited the team.

CF:

He?s the orchestrator. You got to have an orchestrator to get things going and keep the guys in line. Felton has been marvelous in doing that.

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Whether you believe in the coach or not, in terms of long term playoff success, that's your choice, but one thing is for sure and something that has been confirmed over the first 20 games.

He didn't have much chance with that locker room last year.

This year, it's completely different. Ask Shawne Williams.

"Right now, I wouldn't trade this place I'm in for anything in the world," Williams says. "I'm playing ball. I love what I'm doing, and I'm with a great group of guys."
Sure, all is peachy when you've won 8 of 9, but who saw this coming? The players did. Amar'e did. Felton did. Anyone want to compare what they've done so far with Chris Duhon and David Lee?

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So just finished watching the game and there's plenty to talk about. No, I don't foul Prince with that much time up by three. Gallinari has to know that Prince is going left. That's a lesson for him and he has to take it upon himself to know better. A quick score there is no problem (the foul was) they'd just have to knock down FTs in order to win the game in the 1st overtime. Defensively, you want them to get stops, which they didn't, but all things considered that was a pretty gutty and character building performance on the road regardless if it took 50 something minutes from 4 players. The Knicks had to have this game.

That said, I want to focus on Anthony Randolph's cameo. I saw some good things and some not so good things.

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As I mentioned yesterday, a source has confirmed to me that Walsh and D'Antoni haven't seen eye to eye and that a change may be on the horizon if the Knicks don't start winning games...and soon.

So of course, because the internet is a massive game of telephone, the rumor is that a D'Antoni firing is imminent.

This is not the case and what I'm trying to wrap my head around is a) would the Knicks eat the remainder of the contract and b) who would the next hire be?

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Quick notes from practice. Both Anthony Randolph and Danilo Gallinari are practicing but Ronny Turiaf is sitting because of a back injury. Word is he's expected to play.

Randolph is listed as questionable.

Stop me if you heard this before. Eddy Curry isn't practicing.

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When looking closely at the rotation and jump shots taken by Danilo Gallinari, it appears that the ball is sitting on the palm and isn't coming from the tips. Any shooting coach will tell you that great shooters lead with the index finger or "trigger finger" and it looks like Gallo's isn't pulling. The guy has as pure a stroke in the NBA. We've seen him shoot where the net doesn't even move and the ball has no chance of even hitting rim. If the ball gets in the palm and becomes more of a push, then it's clear that there is a wrist issue. It's like a pitcher who relies on his fast ball that is normally at 95, but because of elbow soreness he's topping out at 92 and getting hit hard. That can play with your confidence.

That doesn't excuse not doing anything in any other area. I think it's good, though. The kid has had it pretty easy here thus far. Tough times build character, or they prove that maybe one doesn't have the mental toughness to play here. Either way we'll find out what Gallo is made of.

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Via Alan Hahn
Mozgov hip injury has him questionable for tomorrow, but right now feeling is he'll play. Supposed to start at center...Knicks say Randolph has sprained left ankle. Out for tomorrow's opener but will be re-evaluated.
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Via Adam Zagoria
#Knicks big man Tim Mozgov suffers bruised hip in practice...will get checked out...F Anthony Randolph has sprained ankle from practice...X-rays...day to day...#Knicks will start Felton, Fields, Amare, Gallinari and Mozgov (if healthy) Wed in Toronto
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Via Zagsblog
?This is?a project,? Knicks coach Mike D?Antoni said earlier this week. ?It?s not something that maybe happens tomorrow.?It might be something that happens over a month,?two months,?one year,?two years. He?s 21 years old so we can?t lose sight of that. I?m sure he wants it to be tomorrow. We?want it to be tomorrow. We?ll keep working with him and we?ll make him into a player, hopefully.?...He should be a stat magnet,? he said. ?He should go on the floor, and have three blocks, five rebounds, get to the line three times and have two dunks and come out and only played five minutes.?...?I still have to grow as a player,? Randolph said. ?Over time, if I keep working hard, I think I can. He has to make decisions. If I fit into that, great. If I don?t, I got to make sure I do fit into it.?
Still don't understand this fascination on why the guy has to be a starter right away, or what number he is off the bench. He's played the same amount of minutes (20) as Turiaf has and only one less than Chandler thus far. He's going to be a 25-30 minute guy at some point soon. He just has to understand shot selection and energy. He should have more than zero blocked shots in 3 preseason games as well, but there are some positives including 19 FTAs in 3 games.

Most 6'11 young players are considered "projects"...Gallo is still very much work in progress.

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Check out Fromthebaseline...

To me, after watching the tape, rebounding is still a major weakness. The small lineups that D'Antoni tried to utilize seemed ineffective. It seems like either Turiaf or Mozgov have to be on the floor at all times...I've been asked several times if I'm concerned about the number of points allowed. The answer is no because I was happy with giving up 52 first half points in the first preseason game. I always think a big key to any game is giving up less than 30 points in the first quarter...I've been asked a ton about who I'd rather give up in a trade for Melo: Randolph or Gallo. The answer is whichever one Denver prefers seeing that they are the ones that have to agree to a deal, not me. But I don't give up both. I go back and forth on the answer of who I prefer to keep. Gallo and Melo share a position so I wonder who can play the 2 because Gallo is not ready to play the 4 full time. I don't believe a front court of Amar'e, Gallo and Melo would be good enough defensively. However, I'm reminded what a Division 1 assistant coach told me once about talented players who can't please a coach and who can't stick with a program.

"They are like a really hot single girl...You really have to wonder why they are available."

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Tommy's Twitter Feed...

Here it is everyone. Your first open thread for the first preseason game of the season. I would venture to guess that Turiaf gets the start along side Stoudemire and the starters will play significant minutes.

There are potential issues, but the bottom line for me is can the team create second opportunities and can they limit the other team to a lot of one and done situations, and I don't mean makes.

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Via NY Post

The Knicks selected Gallinari at No. 6, and the Italian Stallion will make his lavish Milan homecoming this week. The Knicks fly to Italy tonight to face Gallinari's former team, Armani Jeans Milano, Sunday.

But it is the tantalizing, 6-foot-11, super-athletic and versatile Randolph who may make a bigger impact at the Garden. It is Randolph who holds the key to this Knicks season -- the X-factor who determines whether the Knicks are a playoff team.

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Via ESPN (finger point to @original_ari)

Anyone with a decent knowledge of the NBA has said exactly what you said about Blake joining the Lakers. So his acquisition isn't underrated -- it's rated just right. The most underrated move was Anthony Randolph going to New York in the David Lee trade. Randolph has star potential and, if he blossoms with the Knicks, Amar'e Stoudemire won't be the only big-time player in the Garden.
Nice job by Broussard. We all know how good Randolph can be...Does that make him an "asset" yet?
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Via Sporting News

"From everything they told me, right off the bat, from talking to the coaches and talking to [Knicks president] Donnie Walsh, they told me I will be here for many years,? Randolph told SN. ?I haven?t been paying any attention to it. But I have been in there every day with the coaches, and they made it clear they want me here. Obviously, anyone can get traded, but this is home right now.?

Making a new home in the Big Apple is an interesting twist to the young career of Randolph, drafted by the Warriors with the 14th pick in 2008. His potential, at times, seems limitless. Walsh described him to reporters: ?He?s a guy at 6-feet-11 who can basically jump over the basket. He can get the rebound and bring it down on the break and make a play. He?s gonna dunk on you if you?re not ready for it. He?s got an all-around game that I think can make him an elite player.

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Via Fanhouse
Randolph may not have King of the Apple written all over him, and is neither the kind of tough guy MSG loves, nor the showman it likes to think it wants. But there's still plenty of time for him to be transformed into a Kevin Garnett-ish fiend, or more accurately, the male version of the Phoenix Mercury's DeWanna Bonner. Who knows, maybe Walsh and D'Antoni aren't as high on Randolph as the Knicks public relations crew wants its fans to be.

But hearing that they're already trying to flip him, when that deal, not Stoudemire, was the only thing to show that this front office had anything resembling vision and imagination ... again, maybe I'm biased, but this would give the post-2010 Knicks one demerit against them before the season even starts. If this trade rumor does have any grounding to it, and these "talks" weren't anything more than the "okay, talk" we hear happens so often (and yet is somehow still worth reporting), there's a much better story here than the trade itself.

We've heard the rumors, and it does make sense moving forward for the Knicks to regain a first round pick if they want to make a major trade involving a player in Denver. If they secure a lottery pick, or a potential lottery pick, does it allow them to hold on to Gallinari?

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Via Hoopsdaily
An athletic, long? 6-10/205, Randolph is quite simply the ideal prospect, the versatile big man who can play any one of three positions, score in bunches and intimidate his opponent on defense. Because of his tenacity on both ends of the floor, he has become what Darius Miles, DeMarr Johnson, Nikoloz Tskitishvili, Darko Milicic and Yi Jialian could have been if they only cared. He's the epitome of potential, and thus has a great chance of becoming one of the elite versatile big men of his time.
The piece also has Bill Walker in the top 10.

At 6-6/220 Walker excels at both shooting guard and small forward and despite having undergone a number of surgeries, he is still a tremendous athlete; anyone that doubts him need only consult this brief highlight reel. He's also developed a very smooth jumper, averaging 1.9 three-pointers a game for the Knicks, which would have placed him among the league leaders had he played the whole year in New York. Where many suspected that he would become a great player in spite of his lack of range, one wonders what he might be capable of doing now that he's become a formidable threat as a shooter.
Honestly, I'm interested to see where and when Walker gets minutes if everyone is healthy.
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Well, I have an idea...seriously though, first Hollinger now Simmons. What's fair is fair.

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Via NY Post
According to an NBA executive familiar with Knicks team president Donnie Walsh's thinking, the Knicks are willing to include in a trade anyone other than Amar'e Stoudemire for Chris Paul, knowing how badly the superstar point guard wants to come to New York.

The Knicks will soon find out if Paul is available.

On Monday, Paul is expected to meet with new Hornets GM Dell Demps, new coach Monty Williams and president Hugh Weber in the Big Easy, according to a Hornets official.

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The following is a piece from guest contributor Glenn Vallach that pretty much sums up how I feel about how Anthony Randolph should be used this coming season.

Vallach:

While casual Knicks fans are still wondering why Donnie Walsh traded away David Lee for three guys they?ve never heard of, NBA junkies and Knicks diehards are celebrating the acquisition of intriguing phenom Anthony Randolph.? In Randolph, Walsh has landed a youthful combination of length, speed, coordination and versatility that scouts drool over.? He has netted a 21 year-old freak of an athlete that, when given minutes, can dominate a game and fill up a box score in a multitude of ways.

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Via Knickerblogger
But the final name David Stern announced before ceding the night?s emcee duties to Russ Granik was not Taft, it was Lee: a four-year senior who had averaged a workmanlike 11 and 7 in his time with the Gators and who projected to offer similarly steady but unspectacular production in a bench role for the Knicks.? For a team with absolutely nothing to get excited about, this seemed like a classic example of Isiah buying a nice new set of snow tires when he couldn?t afford a car (to say nothing of the fact that, in Kurt Thomas, the Knicks already possessed a set of the same model of snow tires, and a more broken-in set at that).? The pick was illogical, miscalculated, and hubristic.? And it was just about the only thing Isiah got right in his time at the helm.*

*I?ll spare you the effort of looking it up: Taft eventually went 42nd overall, somewhat coincidentally to the same Golden State Warriors that now employ Lee.? He played in 17 games, averaged 3 points and 2 rebounds, underwent back surgery and hasn?t played basketball professionally since 2006.? Again, remind me I wanted this guy the next time I criticize a personnel decision. more.

I dismiss Lee's stats to a fault. I think people who believe that his offense is a fluke are being misguided. Defensively, he was overmatched and underwhelming guarding 4s and 5s. What it always came down to was space and at the 4 position, Lee just didn't have the mid range game. I think he will in Golden State and have the chance to shoot it a ton. He'll be effective.

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There's too much to talk about but I'll try my best.

Isiah Thomas is not returning to the Knicks as president and/or general manager, he is being considered. That's a polite way of saying he wasn't responsible for ruining the franchise now that it's stable. Isiah, I've heard, is a charming man and does have positive skills in his ledger. He is a friend of Jim Dolan and has the respect of Donnie Walsh.

But his return to the Knicks in an executive or decision-making role would be an unbearably horrific management decision.

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via NY Post:

"According to a person familiar with the Knicks' thinking, the club will explore trading Wilson Chandler, possibly packaging him with the expiring contract of Eddy Curry. The Knicks would love to trade for a premier outside-shooting big man.

Chandler, who has had ankle surgery two straight offseasons, has a contract the Knicks likely will move to be enough under the 2011 salary cap for a maximum contract. The addition of versatile forward Anthony Randolph and swingman Kelenna Azubuike makes Chandler more expendable for a roster lacking size. The Knicks don't believe Chandler can handle shooting-guard duties.

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A few interesting tidbits from Newsday's "The Knicks Fix" as Alan Hahn reports on some NBA scuttlebutt. According to Hahn, the Bucks will be shopping guards Mo Williams and Michael Redd this summer and says the Knicks have showned some interest in Redd. Also, in the NY Post, Brian Lewis profile's Anthony Randolph "The Shot Blocking Fiend"

Michael Redd is an interesting name but two problems arise when you discuss bringing in another two guard:

1) You first would have to deal Jamal Crawford and

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Marc Berman of the NY Post profiles LSU freshman Anthony Randolph. According to Randolph the Knicks, Charlotte and Milwaukee are most interested in his services. Berman states that the Knicks have already scheduled a workout for Randolph in June. By the way if your looking for some numbers he averaged 15.6 points and 8.5 rebounds and 2.3 blocks his freshman year. To read more about Anthony Randolph check out his profile at draftexpress.com.

Add another name of intrigue. Draft Express has this analysis of Randolph "It all starts with his physical tools?6-10 or 6-11, incredibly long, left-handed, fluid, quick, explosive off his feet, with great open-court speed?Randolph fits the bill and then some. He does have an extremely lanky frame, one that might struggle to put on significant weight even down the road." Sounds a bit like Marcus Camby, but we all know how that turned out. Again I am not sure if this is the kind of player worth taking at #6. It sounds like Randolph can be a valuable asset to a club that is closer to contention then the Knicks. For the record I like these types of players and believe the Knicks are going to need a couple more when its all said and done. Remember what Pat Riley said "no rebounds = no rings". Of course you have to have a foundation to get to the point where you are talking championship. We all know the Knicks are no where near that.

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