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The Nets reportedly have interest in trading for Raptors guard Kyle Lowry.

9:47 PM:?The Nets have resisted including their 2020 first rounder or Mason Plumlee in a deal for Lowry (Wojnarowski)

5:01 PM:?Toronto is said to be seeking two of the following from the Knicks: Iman Shumpert, Tim Hardaway, Jr., and a future first round pick. (Stein)

Tags: Brooklyn Nets, Kyle Lowry, Nets, nets, rumor, Toronto Raptors, trade, Brian Erni
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There is an article on Bleacher Report saying that the Devils must trade Martin Brodeur now. They say that it would be tough for the Devils to resign Brodeur after this season when his contract expires. It has been obviously especially lately that Brodeur has not been up to par.

But really think about it with Brodeur's play this season do you really think any other team is going to want to trade for an aging goaltender for half a season? I don't think so. With the injuries that Brodeur has encountered over the last couple seasons you have to figure that this is more than likely going to be his final season especially if there is going to be any work stoppage coming up this summer.

Tags: Jeff Frazee, Keith Kinkaid, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, NHL, Read, Rumor, SNY, Trade
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With the Ducks being one of the worst teams in the NHL, it seems like changes are going to be coming to the Ducks. Rumors have been swirling that Bobby Ryan could be on the move. The New Jersey native still have 5 years left on his deal at $5.1 million a year. The Devils have $3.1 million left in cap space so if they were to make a move they would need to move at least $2 million.

Now keep in mind this is NOT fact in any way. Its merely just my opinion.

Tags: Bobby Ryan, DAVID CLARKSON, Discuss, Ilya Kovalchuk, New Jersey Devils, NHL, Rumor, SNY, Zach Parise
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As we wait and wait for negotiations to end, speculation about who may end up on the Jets' roster following the inevitable free-agency frenzy continues. Yesterday, during an interview with NFL Network, Plaxico Burress had this to say about the Jets:

"(Jets owner) Woody Johnson has been doing a great job running that organization," said Burress, wearing a pinstriped suit and lilac tie as he tries to rehabilitate his image. "(Coach) Rex Ryan definitely has that team going in the right direction. They're definitely right on the cusp of, I think, going to a Super Bowl and eventually winning it."
He also had words of praise for the Texans, but it sounds like if the Jets are interested, then he still will be.
Tags: Main Page, News, plaxico burress, rumor, Adam Rotter
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[tweeted]http://twitter.com/Chris_Broussard/status/34104023489454080[/tweeted]

This deal doesn't seem 100% fair from Minnesota's standpoint, but the Wolves seem a logical 3rd team..

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According to ESPN's Chris Broussard, the Knicks are hoping that O.J. Mayo is the young star player that the Nuggets are looking for in their efforts to land Carmelo Anthony.

Broussard believes the Knicks are hoping to land Mayo, and then possibly package him with some combination of Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari, or Landry Fields along with a 1st-round pick that they can land in a separate deal for Anthony Randolph.

Another day, another story, take it for what it's worth...

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Just days before the deadline, it appears from an outsiders' perspective that the Wizards might be the most drastically changed team come next week.? Based on reports of a mega-deal with Dallas that would send two good pieces in Brendan Haywood and more importantly Caron Butler to Dallas for Josh Howard and Drew Gooden, as well as reports that the Cavs are still hot after Mr. Jamison,? I think it is fair to say that the Wizards are looking to blow it up and start fresh.

Quite frankly, I do not blame that organization for doing this.? Their potential at their peak was of an above average team, well above the likes of the Eastern Conference bottom feeders, but still well below the likes of the power houses in Orlando, Cleveland, and Boston.? Two summers ago, the organization dug its own grave, giving out major deals to Jamison and Gilbert Arenas.? Now, it appears that they are trying to dig themselves out depending on whether or not they trade Butler and Jamison, and depending on how they handle Arenas.

I have said for a while that the Wizards were a prime candidate to make trades.? They have veteran talent.? They have expiring contracts.? They have young pieces.? And most importantly, they seem unable to get out of their own way.? I envisioned two scenarios that could have faced this team. Either they would have had the chance to make some noise in the middle of the Eastern Conference and would trade for veteran help (I thought this would happen before the season started), or they would collapse as they did last year and be able to deal away their desirable talent.? The latter is seemingly the case.

Tags: Amar'e Stoudemire, Trade Rumor
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I am not a gambler, but I know a big risk when I see one. With rumors swirling around that the Knicks might be willing to offer Wilson Chandler for the Wizards? #5 overall selection, I figured that I would chime in before anything comes to a head. The Knicks have to acquire young talent. It is fair to say that. But in dealing away Wilson Chandler, Donnie Walsh would be dealing away a young player for the sake of bringing in just one other young player. It is not surprising to see the Wizards be so willing to move out of the fifth spot. After all, this draft is not necessarily the cream of the crop when it comes to drafts. The Wizards want to win now, and to do so, they need productive players that can contribute immediately. With the Cavs coming off a Cinderella season, the Magic potentially losing Hedo Turkoglu, and the Celtics getting older, the Wizards see an opening in the Eastern Conference. The Hawks were the 4th best team in the East. Get my drift?

Wilson Chandler, love him, hate him, or fall in between, is a productive player. Forget about the nonsense that he would not be a good player in a more traditional system. Chandler has game. He showed it under Isaiah two years ago. Last year, he was near the top of the sophomore class. As an inconsistent 21 year old, Chandler was essentially a 15 ppg and 5 rpg SF that was arguably the team?s best defender. Playing the 2, 3, or 4, Chandler was also arguably the most versatile player on the team. Right now, Chandler is a starter on a mediocre team, and perhaps the 6th man on a championship caliber team. He is that good now, and he has the potential to be a very, VERY special player. If he was in this year?s draft (he is younger than many of the 1st round prospects), Wilson would be a lock for the lottery, and perhaps a lock for the top 10.

Tags: 2009 NBA Draft, 2009 prospects, Amar'e Stoudemire, Trade Rumor, Where 2010 happens, Wilson Chandler
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I almost feel bad about writing about this, but I have seen the T Mac rumor from various outlets, including Frank Isola, Alan Hahn, and Jonathan Givony.? I wrote about this topic about a month ago.? My stance has not changed since then.

If Houston will take Mobley and Hughes for McGrady, I would do it only it that is the best way to use Mobley's contract.? If Walsh cannot find a better use for it, then I would gladly ship him and Hughes for McGrady.? Mobley obviously cannot help us on the court.? That would make it essentially a swap of Hughes and McGrady.? Even with McGrady missing the beginning of the season, his upside is potentially worth the wait.? He can potentially help this team much more than Hughes.

Otherwise, stay far, far away from McGrady, unless of course the Rockets would be interested in Curry.

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Yesterday, Alan Hahn wrote about the Knicks inquiring to move up for a shot at UConn center Hasheem Thabeet. Recently, Marc Berman wrote about Donnie Walsh's infatuation with the center. Even today, Berman wrote a blurb in his article about the possibility of moving up to select Thabeet.

This blog appears to be drastically split on Thabeet. Some would love to see Thabeet in blue and orange. Others, such as Tommy, would steer clear of him at all costs. Consider me somewhere in the middle.

The Knicks do not have the assets to move up in this draft to take Thabeet. The Knicks' best assets include Cuttino Mobley's contract and Wilson Chandler. Oh, that is not including the 8th pick. Is Thabeet worth trading up for? Of course Walsh can have a trick up his sleeve to get a higher pick, but that is not for sure.

Tags: 2009 NBA Draft, 2009 prospects, Brandon Jennings, Trade Rumor
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First off, the comments in the last couple of days have been great regarding the trading season. Good stuff.

Someone brought up ESPN.com's Chris Sheridan in an earlier comment. If you have not read it, then do it now (or after you finish reading my post). Sheridan, who I am convinced is a Knick fan, talks about Commissioner Stern's "bomb" that the payroll will not increase in two years. Sheridan points out that even without resigning Lee and Nate, the Knicks still might not be able to sign two free agents to max deals in 2010. Essentially, Sheridan points out that Curry's contract might be the absolute killer (nothing new there).

If Curry's contract cannot be moved, then so be it. LeBron James is the key to that off-season. Two big free agents would be great, but LeBron is the absolute key. Would I be completely against signing James in 2010 and then signing another superstar in 2011 when Curry and Jeffries come off the books? I have not looked at the free agents available that off-season, but I am sure that there has to be someone who can be had. Why deal Lee, and to a lesser extent Nate, if there is no guarantee that we will be able to sign two big free agents in 2010?

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Tommy wrote over a week ago that there was a rumor involving Earl Watson and Malik Rose.? Well, HoopsWorld.com is saying that the Thunder are aggressively pushing Watson and his $6.6 million obligation for next year.? According to HoopsWorld,

Multiple NBA sources have confirmed to HOOPSWORLD that the Thunder are aggressively shopping Earl Waston and are willing to part with a first round pick in the process.

As I have written before, I am a strong believer in acquiring assets such as draft picks because you never know when they will either turn into a premier player or be a valuable trade chip.? It is no secret that the Knicks need a backup point guard and a starting shooting guard.? To acquire a 1st rounder in either this upcoming draft or in 2010, I would strongly consider using Malik's expiring deal in order to take on Watson.? The Thunder have 5 first round picks over the next two years, in large part because of the Kurt Thomas trade in which the Sonics received Thomas and 2 first round picks from the Suns in exchange for a conditional 2nd round pick.

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There have been many rumors floating around regarding a deal involving the Bobcats, Mavericks, and Thunder. Well, today the Mavs and Cats agreed to a deal that will send C DeSagana Diop to Charlotte in return for G Matt Carroll and C Ryan Hollins.

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.

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TKB confirms the ESPN report that Crawford for Harrington has been sent to the league.

Update 1:00-

If the ESPN report is true, the Crawford-Harrington swap may be a separate deal entirely.

Tags: Editorial Aside, Trade Rumor
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A source close to the Nets has told theknicksblog that the team is so down on Sean Williams that it wouldn't take much to land the athletic forward.

It has been a crazy few weeks for Williams, who has fallen out of favor with Nets management. At first Williams wanted to re-sign with the Nets, but after seeing coach Lawrence Frank favor rookies Ryan Anderson and Brook Lopez, Williams has been relegated to the bench. Now he wants out.

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Steven A. Smith of ESPN (he's baaack!) is reporting on ESPN that the Denver Nuggets and Detroit Pistons are close to a deal that would send Allen Iverson to the Motor City in exchange for Chauncey Billups and Antonio McDyess.

Stay tuned...

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ESPN's Chris Sheridan is reporting there have been discussions of a possible deal that would bring Al Harrington to NY in exchange for Eddy Curry.

He notes, however, that the Warriors are asking for a package including David Lee.

"...The Knicks are one of several teams that have contacted the Golden State Warriors about disgruntled forward Al Harrington, though the Warriors are said to be more interested in a package built around David Lee (16 points, 11 rebounds, five assists against the Heat).

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For what it's worth nothing is going on today with the Randolph talks in terms of getting closer to finalizing a deal, that much is obvious. But when Walsh told the Times' Howard Beck that the deal has been discussed but is dormant, TKB believes this was a smoke screen to give him some time to deliberate whether or not to include the first round pick, which we broke the other day. Make no mistake that 1st rounder is the hitch at this point in time.

My main man SteveoStarks at nykfp.com (or as I like to call it "The Genesis") got me laughing about the smoke screen reference and how it makes him think of the old video game "Spy Hunter."

Whether Walsh has played that game ever, we don't know, but "Spy Hunter" or Hold em like our boy Hahn pointed out today, Walsh is playing the game, and playing it well, believe it or not.

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Geoff Calkins, a collegue of Ron Tillery at the Memphis Commercial Appeal, throws fire on the idea of bringing Randolph to Memphis, thanks to hearing about a heated exchange Z-Bo had with then-rookie Brandon Roy.

"Two years ago, late in Brandon Roy?s rookie year, the Portland Trail Blazers lost yet another game. Zach Randolph went on a rant in the locker room afterward, calling out teammates, pointing fingers, telling other players they weren?t pulling their weight.

Roy told Randolph to sit down and shut up. The next day, he went to see Portland general manager Kevin Pritchard and told him to get rid of Randolph.

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Howard Beck has the following quote from Donnie Walsh regarding the rumors of a deal with the Grizzlies.

?There was a discussion about different formats, and it never got anywhere,? Donnie Walsh, the Knicks? president, said Monday.

The Memphis Commercial Appeal reported last week on its web site that the Knicks were weighing a swap of Randolph for forward Darko Milicic and guard Marko Jaric. According to the report, the only sticking point was whether the Knicks would agree to pay some of the deferred salary in Randolph?s contract. He is owed $48 million over the next three seasons. However, others involved in the talks said there was more to the deal than had been reported.

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TKB has learned through a league source that the Memphis Grizzlies are demanding a first round pick along with Zach Randolph in exchange for Darko Milicic and Marko Jaric. It is assumed that the pick will be conditional.

Walsh in return is asking for a young player, assuming either Javaris Crittenton, Kyle Lowery or Hakim Warrick or the best expiring contract (Antoine Walker) if he is to surrender a first round pick.

A source close to the situation has told TKB that Walsh is eager dump Randolph's contract so he can immediately sign David Lee to an extension.

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According to the Pioneer Press, due to this year?s Cy-Young results, Johan Santana will soon have a no-trade clause for next season that allows him to only be traded to one of 12 teams.

However, Santana recently told the Star-Tribune that he will waive his no-trade clause assuming he is appropriately compensated and is traded to a team with a legitimate chance of winning a World Series.

?from what i can gather out of people who are close to santana, he has a lot of interest in playing in new york, specifically for the Mets, who play in the National League with out the designated hitter?that being said, as we learned last season with Barry Zito, as well as in so many other situations, money talks?but i sense that santana knows this is his time to shine on the big stage, and the Mets are probably his best option to hit all nails on the head?but, again, money talks?and to get him right now, pre-free agency, the Mets will have to pay with a lot of young talent in a trade?in other words, i think it?s safe to say that this will be the definitive storyline of shea?s off-season, as we chase rumors about santana all around baseball over the next few months, most likely starting at the Winter Meetings in early December?

Tags: Hot Stove, Johan Santana, Mets, MetsBlog, No-Trade Clause, Rumor, Twins
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