Randolph to Kings,Warriors, or Nuggets?
Posted September 20, 2008 - 12:19 PM
- Denver: The Nuggets came close to trading for Randolph at the trade deadline last season but the deal fell apart in the 11th hour. The Knicks could trade contract-for-contract and go for Kenyon Martin ($14.1 million this year, $15.3 million in 2009-10 and a player opt for $16.5 in 2010-11), who is a major injury risk but, athletically (especially as a shot-blocker) fits better into what D'Antoni likes to do. The problem is he doesn't help you save any money in time for the Summer of 2010, which, let's be honest, is the goal here.
- Golden State: They are desperate for frontcourt scoring and with the injury to Monta Ellis are desperate for any kind of scoring. They'd love to rid themselves of Al Harrington ($9.2 million this year, $10.02 million next season), who comes off the books in time for 2010. Walsh had Harrington in Indiana and though he does fit into the up-tempo style, he can be a maddening player to deal with on a daily basis. The Knicks would have to take another player to make the numbers match, which means another contract to throw on the pile.
- Sacramento: They also could use a boost of scoring in the front court and Randolph is certainly a good shooter, which Geoff Petrie is known to demand. The Knicks, again, would have to be willing to take some unwanted contracts back, so that means Shareef Abdur-Rahim ($6.2 million this year, $6.6 million next) and Kenny Thomas ($7.9 million; $8.5 million). Neither player would have any place in the D'Antoni rotation, but at least both come off the ledger by 2010. With that in mind, Petrie might demand a little more from the Knicks if he has any interest at all in this scenario.
Posted September 20, 2008 - 12:22 PM
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Posted September 20, 2008 - 02:02 PM
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