The deal that still bothers me, in the sense that the guy never played, was the Chris Wilcox deal. I'm admittedly biased as I am a Terp, but I thought Wilcox could have helped. Yet because he couldn't shoot he barely saw the floor. Walsh was active that day in also getting Larry Hughes.
That day there were several reports that Nate was supposed to go to Sacramento, but, as I continue to hear, that was never close to happening as was said at the time.
Walsh vehemently denied reports that he nearly traded Nate Robinson and Jared Jeffries to Sacramento for Kenny Thomas. Walsh called the reports "bogus" and added that he didn't field too many calls for David Lee once he made it known that the Knicks weren't interested in trading him. Lee and/or Robinson could be traded this summer, when they become restricted free agents.And of course we know about the deadline/cap deal he made for Tracy McGrady.
He's talked about liking to get a big, but did not mention that they needed a point guard. Luke Ridnour is someone that has been targeted, but the numbers have to be right and at this point they are not. They have to be cautious because of the Carmelo Anthony situation.
If they are going to be a playoff team, they need a piece or two that have playoff experience. That will most definitely help. And believe Walsh to a point when he uses the standby "I haven't seen anything that I could trade for that would make us a better team right now" answer.
That means nothing in terms of whether they are going to deal or not.
It's because, historically right or wrong, he waits until the deadline to pull the trigger. Do I see him improving the team if it makes sense and still keeps the big picture in tact?