Good trade for the Knicks. It frees up a bunch of $$$$$, Harrington is an UFA after this season. I also feel it actually makes them better this year as well. Q goes to the two guard spot and the fowards are Harrington and Chandler. Makes them bigger and harder to guard as Harrington can score from anywhere on the floor.
Crawford better be included in this deal. The Knicks #1 goal has to be to get rid of the contracts that run past 2010.
This has been rumored for the past several months, however original reports since way back when had them wanting Curry, which most likely fell through due to him being inactive this year. However Walsh has wanted Harrington playing back under him ever since he demanded a trade. I really can't see any realistic scenario where Crawford or Curry aren't included in the deal, as the contracts wouldn't match up if they weren't.
The problem if it's Crawford is that now the frontcourt becomes even more overloaded, and I'm willing to bet that the player who's going to suffer the most from this is Lee, as he's clearly the odd man out in the system. From my understanding, Harrington's going to be back to 100% from the back strain on or around Thanksgiving.
If Rose is included in the trade, which would make sense, and GS doesn't include anyone else, I'd think that Marbury is going to be active for tomorrow night's game.
The sad part is that Curry is shaping up to be untradable, meaning we're most likely going to have to say goodbye to Randolph as well by next year's trading deadline. And that is a damn shame, he's been fantastic in this system and is having an All-Star year. He's perfect for D'Antoni's offense. However I think the goal from day one has been to get him playing at the level he's capable of in order to maximize his trade value.
All in all this is a good salary dump for the Knicks for the 2010 push, however it's a little disheartening in the short term as it definitely hurts our chances of making the playoffs this season. I'm sad to see Crawford go actually, through so many dark times over the past several years, he was by far the most entertaining player on the team and had quite a few awesome moments in his tenure here. I had the pleasure of meeting him once (after they played Charlotte about a year and a half back) in a restaurant near the Garden, and he couldn't have been more humble and appreciative of the fans.
This is just a brilliant move by Walsh. Whether its Curry, Malik, and/or Jamal-- none of these players figure into the long term success of the Knicks. And Al's contract expires before the end of 2010.
Also, if its a 2 for 1, we'll free up a roster spot to resign Patrick Ewing Jr.
Win-win-win. Thank you Donnie for not being a complete moron like Isiah.