Originally Posted by SMC
First, Knicks were going to give up that package for Nash, Kidd, and Camby. They had to find a S&T so they could sign a backup PG and C, one had to be MMLE and other S&T.
Second, Douglas was in the final year of his contract at $2 million. He wasn't getting resigned.
Third, I like Harrellson, but the Knicks don't need a developmental player right now. People forget that Melo is signed only for 2 more years (he holds a 3rd year option) and Chandler and STAT are here for only 3 more years.
The Knicks are looking at a 3 year window. It's telling that Kidd and Camby are signed for 3 years as well. Essentially all these contracts will be off the books for the 2015-16 season.
But the components of the package aren't set in stone, are they?
Why did the Knicks have to give up that many assets, especially Harrellson?