So, since Marbury is obviously on his way out in New York and the Pacers need a point guard, something could be worked out right? For purposes of this discussion, we're going to assume that JO will not opt out.
Stephon for JO works straight up, but JO is worth more than Marbury, even though Marbury's contract is two years shorter.
So, they have to either give us more or take someone we don't want.
Marbury and Tinsley cannot coexist. So we add Tins to the trade. That means New York has to add about $6 million in salary.
Possible guys include: Quentin Richardson (2 years after this one), Jamal Crawford (3 years), Malik Rose (1 year), Jerome James (2 years). Richardson and Crawford make more than Tinsley.
Marbury, Richardson or Crawford, David Lee for JO, Tins, Rush/Graham/Diener/Harrison.
Marbury, Rose, Lee, and a 1st round pick for JO, Tins, Harrison.
There are more, but they pretty much fall into those two categories.
The first deal with Richardson (because he's cheaper than Crawford) seems like the most likely deal for me.
Pacers - They save about $40 million by getting rid of JO for Marbury. His contract will be up in two years when Ike, Danny, Shawne, and Lee will want extensions. They get a stop gap at PG in Marbury for 2 years, and some nice young talent in David Lee.
Knicks - Marbury cannot stay. JO and Tins both played well under Isaiah and reportedly had good relationships with him. Nate Robinson is not a viable starting PG. Richardson is an overpaid backup in New York. Curry and Randolph are both terrible defenders. JO can play with either of them and really shore up their interior defense. Isaiah must win now or get fired.
Pacers lineup after the trade:
PG - Marbury, Diener, Owens
SG - Dunleavy, Richardson, Daniels
SF - Granger, Richardson, Williams
PF - Lee/Diogu (in some order)
C - Murphy/Foster (in some order)
It's just an idea, I'm not even sure if I like it. It does give us a lot of cap relief in a couple years while still giving us a competitive team.