In a recent post, I discredited the idea that the Mavs would be able to get G Ray Felton in a deal while only giving up Diop and Stackhouse. Apparently the Cats did not like that idea either.
This deal seems fair for both sides. The Mavs need another shooting guard and Larry Brown has been looking for a center to add to his rotation pretty much all season. I also like Ryan Hollins. I have thought for a while that he could be a nice asset on the Knicks.
I guess that the Eddy Curry to the Cats rumors will cease. However, the Mavericks may be in the market for a center. There have been rumors that they were looking for one, but with Diop's departure, that desire might increase. A Curry for Stackhouse and either Brandon Bass or Gerald Green deal would work. The Mavs have been rumored to have Bass on the block, but I am unsure to the extent that they would be looking to move him.
Recent reports have also claimed that the Mavs have been actively shopping Josh Howard. A Curry for Howard deal would work under the cap, but Donnie Nelson would be OUT OF HIS MIND to ship Howard in a deal for Curry. I would sign for Stackhouse and Bass in a heartbeat though. Bass is a good active player that plays bigger than his size. Stackhouse would be the starting two in NY and is a veteran player.