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Lance George
02-10-2010, 12:38 PM
Knicks discuss deal for McGrady - NBA - Yahoo! Sports (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slug=ys-mcgradyrockets020910&prov=yhoo&type=lgns)




By Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports 9 hours, 47 minutes ago

The Houston Rockets are in the discussion stages of a complicated, three-team trade that would send Tracy McGrady(notes) to the New York Knicks, sources told Yahoo! Sports.

The centerpieces of the trade would include the Washington Wizards shipping forward Caron Butler(notes) and center Brendan Haywood(notes) to the Rockets. The Knicks would send Al Harrington(notes) to the Wizards. For the Wizards’ part, they would still need another player, as well as a draft pick and cash to make this a workable scenario, sources said.

Other players and contracts would still need to be agreed upon for a deal to come together, but there is a framework to the discussions.

The Rockets have been peddling McGrady’s expiring contract of $23 million since exiling him in late December.

Anthem
02-10-2010, 12:41 PM
Wow. That would be an amazing trade for the Rockets.

Hicks
02-10-2010, 12:48 PM
Would the Wizards be acquring Al to replace Jamison?

avoidingtheclowns
02-10-2010, 01:03 PM
The deal doesn't make sense for the Wiz as is - Haywood's deal is an exp contract and Butler has one more year at $10.6. I can't imagine that they see Al as a longterm solution if they think Caron is too old to rebuild around. The "other players" would be the crucial part for Washington, I imagine.

As for the Knicks? They're clearly looking to move Jeffries or Curry in this deal. I don't know why either team would take them unless they add appropriate sweetener.

Houston? Haywood is a playoff / defensive investment, Caron is a quality SF. I suppose it depends on what else they'd be giving up, but it seems like a quality deal.

CableKC
02-10-2010, 01:07 PM
Would the Wizards be acquring Al to replace Jamison?
I doubt it.

I think they acquire Al for what he's valued at now...an Expiring Contract. The Wizards are looking to shed Caron Butler's contract to get out from under the LT next season.

What's puzzling to me is that the Wizards have an option to essentially dump a bigger albatross of a contract with an older Jamison. The problem is that they're asking price maybe a little too high for the Cavs and the Wizards FO has some "bad blood" with the Cavs FO. I'd think that it would make more sense to dump Jamison while holding onto a younger Player with as much value and a shorter contract.

PacerGuy
02-10-2010, 01:14 PM
Al is already expiring, so for NY to gain anything, they need to move either Jefferies &/or Curry in the deal.
something that works $ wise is:

McGrady (exp) to NY
Jefferies, Harrington (exp) to Washington
Curry, Butler, Haywood to Houston

IMO Washington needs some picks, cheep youth (Chandler or Robinson from NY?) to make this more appealing, but does save them $ w/ Al's exp contract, but this is along the lines of what NY would have to do to match McGrady's $23 mil. contract.

Shade
02-10-2010, 01:25 PM
Wow. That would be an amazing trade for the Rockets.


...but...I thought that expiring contracts were no longer capable of netting an All-Star... :confused:

CableKC
02-10-2010, 01:46 PM
...but...I thought that expiring contracts were no longer capable of netting an All-Star... :confused:
I think that the Expiring Contract of TMac is worth a little bit more then the Expiring Contract of Harrington. On the surface, an Expiring Contract is an Expiring Contract....but I'm guessing there is some reason for DW wanting TMac over Al Harrington on this roster.

Justin Tyme
02-10-2010, 01:46 PM
Al is already expiring, so for NY to gain anything, they need to move either Jefferies &/or Curry in the deal.
something that works $ wise is:

McGrady (exp) to NY
Jefferies, Harrington (exp) to Washington
Curry, Butler, Haywood to Houston

IMO Washington needs some picks, cheep youth (Chandler or Robinson from NY?) to make this more appealing, but does save them $ w/ Al's exp contract, but this is along the lines of what NY would have to do to match McGrady's $23 mil. contract.



IIRC, Zeke enticed Jeffries as a RFA to sign with the Knicks, so it's not like the Wiz are unfamiliar with Jeffries.

Robinson is a FA as is Lee, so maybe Lee is in the deal b/c it's going to cost NY major bucks to re-sign Lee that they don't want to spend.

I hope Carl Landry isn't in the deal.

CableKC
02-10-2010, 02:01 PM
IIRC, Zeke enticed Jeffries as a RFA to sign with the Knicks, so it's not like the Wiz are unfamiliar with Jeffries.

Robinson is a FA as is Lee, so maybe Lee is in the deal b/c it's going to cost NY major bucks to re-sign Lee that they don't want to spend.

I hope Carl Landry isn't in the deal.
One of the main reason why the Wizards are trying to move Butler is to get out from under the 2010-2011 LT threshold. Getting back Jeffries would negate that.

In fact, getting back an Expiring Contract and Jared Jeffries is crappy value for Butler and Haywood ( both of which probably has greater trade value combined to the Wizards ).

Shade
02-10-2010, 02:05 PM
I think that the Expiring Contract of TMac is worth a little bit more then the Expiring Contract of Harrington. On the surface, an Expiring Contract is an Expiring Contract....but I'm guessing there is some reason for DW wanting TMac over Al Harrington on this roster.

I'm talking about our own expiring contracts for next season.

DW wants TMac because a healthy TMac is far better than Al.

CableKC
02-10-2010, 06:43 PM
I'm talking about our own expiring contracts for next season.

DW wants TMac because a healthy TMac is far better than Al.
Sorry, maybe I should have been more clear....some expiring Contracts are worth more then others....whether it be ours that we have next season....or others. In other words....as one can tell with TMac compared to Harrington....one Expiring contract won't net you the same value as another one.