11 Dec 2018 21:26:05

NYK- Marcin Gortat (exp), Milos Teodosic (exp), 2nd round pick
LAC- Enes Kanter

NYK- Garrett Temple (exp), Ivan Rabb (exp), 2nd round pick
MEM- Courtney Lee

NYK- John Wall, Jason Smith (exp)
WSH- Tim Hardaway Jr, Frank Ntilikina, Lance Thomas 2020 1st (top 5 protected)

These moves will free up enough for two MAX FA's this offseason for the Knicks. It also puts them in better position to obtain a top 5 pick in the draft by tanking. This could make the Knicks instant contenders next season.

Sign to MAX
SF Kevin Durant
C Demarcus Cousins

3- SG Cam Reddish

C Demarcus Cousins
PF Krisaps Porzingis
SF Kevin Durant
SG Cam Reddish
PG John Wall

C Mitchell Robinson
PF Kevin Knox
SF Damyean Dotson
SG Allonso Trier (Resign)
PG Emanuel Mudiay (Resign)

1.) 11 Dec 2018
11 Dec 2018 22:39:50
Funk cousin garbage team player.

2.) 11 Dec 2018
11 Dec 2018 22:47:46
In what world does 2 expiring contracts and a 2nd rounder get you Courtney Lee who still has 2 years on his contract and plays like 10 mins per game. NYK should be giving a pick in that case.

3.) 12 Dec 2018
12 Dec 2018 00:11:04
Janet is yours until he expires. Temple is better than Lee. These deals are pipe dreams.

4.) 12 Dec 2018
12 Dec 2018 00:40:28
The Knicks can not afford Wall, Durant, and Cousins along with Porzingis’ cap hold unless one of them are taking a major pay cut.

5.) 12 Dec 2018
12 Dec 2018 02:23:27
This is actually funny. Not sure how you are going to get 2 max salary slots for the Knicks considering you will have cap holds for Porzingis and Mudiay as well as John Wall's super max deal goes into effect next season. #DoBetterResearch.

6.) 12 Dec 2018
12 Dec 2018 02:29:05
Just a fyi. Jason Smith was traded to the Bucks for S. Dekker plus a 2nd rd pick and cash. The same trade brought G. Hill to the Bucks, and sent Dellavedova, Henson and a 1st and 2nd rd pick to The Cavs.

7.) 12 Dec 2018
12 Dec 2018 15:54:39
Fredman you're not sure about anything from what I can tell.

8.) 12 Dec 2018
12 Dec 2018 18:50:22
Btec, Really?

noah $6,431,666 noah $6,431,666
knox $4,385,640 knox $4,385,640
robinson $1,559,712 robinson $1,559,712
Dotson $1,618,520 Dotson $1,618,520
Mudiay resign min $1,378,242
Wall $38,150,000 Trier resigned min $1,378,242

PZ Cap Hold $17,091,162 Wall $38,150,000
Mudiay CH $12,883,437
Trier CH $ 4,134,726 Porzingis CH $17,091,162

Total Salary$86,254,863 Total Salary 2020 $71,993,184

Salary Cap $118,000,000 2020 Salary Cap $118,000,000

Cap Space $31,745,137 Cap Space $46,006,816

First row is basic breakdown of proposed moves which is way, way short of the $70 mil in cap space needed for 2 Max Contracts for Durant and Cousins. Second row is taking into the consideration of waiving rights to Trier and Mudiay and resigning them to minimum contracts (which is doubtful but possible) . Again, far short of the $75 Mil needed for Durant and Cousins.

And the scary part is that I have not added the salary cap holds based upon empty roster spots as well as for the first round lottery pick the Knicks have for Cam Reddish.

9.) 12 Dec 2018
12 Dec 2018 19:16:30
mikefred/ Fredman, how much is Ryan Anderson getting paid next season? Answer that? I have no exception with insider27's post. Glad I know the new name of your trolling handle.

10.) 12 Dec 2018
12 Dec 2018 20:08:02
Anderson has a $21 mil contract with 15.6 guarenteed next year. Still doesn't change the fact that I would not trade away most of the Kings expiring contracts for Anderson and Ariza and not expect a draft pick coming back. There will be better deals at the trade deadline for the Kings expriing deals and available cap space. Ariza does not significantly improve the Kings playoff chances. The previous trade proposals have been do-do and I can't understand why you don't see that.

11.) 13 Dec 2018
12 Dec 2018 22:05:12
You called me out man! Called me a liar, accused me of disseminating bad info, and used that to accuse me of not knowing anything? This is the first I've seen or heard that you are aware of the significant salary difference of Anderson. Expiring contracts get picks when bad salary is taken in return!