> Stephon Marbury, David Lee, #5
< Jermaine O'Neal, #11
> Jermaine O'Neal, #11
< Stephon Marbury, David Lee, #5
Why for the Pacers? J.O.'s time in Indy is done. It's time to move on. Indy picks up a hustle PF, moves up 6 picks, and sheds some salary.
Why for the Knicks? Walsh says he expects New York to be a playoff team next year. they take a step towards that goal by bringing in one of the top defenders in the league, and they only move down 6 spots in a fairly wide-open draft class. Lee is no longer needed. O'Neals deal expires in two seasons, so if he doesn't work out he's a huge contract off the books the same offseason LeBron hits the market.