According to Al Iannazzone, the Knicks are “exploring whether they can get Dahntay Jones from Indiana in a trade.”
At first, I was like, “oh, fantastic. We can do a Gadzuric for Jones swap,” but after taking a closer look, it won’t be that easy.
Karma could be on the side of the Knicks, since the last time that they played the Heat in the first-round they went onto play the Spurs in the Finals. In addition, during that 1999 season, the NBA also had a lockout shortened campaign, that saw the team hurt by the injury to Patrick Ewing.
The New York Knicks have been blessed with an extremely deep team – even Mike D’Antoni stretched his usual 8-9 man rotation – but with the playoffs starting, the rotation will shrink… The question is, who will make the cut?
Well, that was a crazy 72 hours, eh?
A lot has happened in Knicks-land, so let’s take a minute to try and recap all the deals that went down.
The Knicks chose to amnesty Chauncey Billups, and his $14.2 million expiring contract, to make cap-space for Tyson Chandler. Billups was not too pleased (courtesy of Ian O’Connar).
According to Newsday’s Alahn Hahn, once Jared Jeffries is bought out and clears waivers he will sign in New York.
Some fans are not very happy about this because they remember the Jared Jeffries that got paid $6.5 Million a year to be a “defensive specialist”, and I assure you, he did nothing else.