Thomas Campbell-US PRESSWIRE
With so many players coming in, just as many had to be on their way out for the Knicks. Five of the Knicks' departing players don't actually have teams for the upcoming season (Mike Bibby, Renaldo Balkman, Dan Gadzuric, Jerome Jordan and Bill Walker), which just shows how strong an offseason they've had. Here's a look at those who have found a new home:
Jeremy Lin, PG (Houston Rockets)
The departure of Jeremy Lin was the story of the offseason for the Knicks, but it was made to be a much bigger deal than it really was. As a young player, Lin could have played a role in the Knicks' future, but as far as the present is concerned, the Knicks are hardly losing out with their new trio of point guards.
It will be interesting to see how Lin fares in Houston, especially now with the arrival of James Harden, but expectations shouldn't be too high with such a weak roster surrounding him.
Toney Douglas, PG (Houston Rockets)
After starting on opening day, Toney Douglas completely fell out of the Knicks rotation by the halfway mark of the season. In theory, Douglas could earn the backup role in Houston, but shouldn't play a particularly big role.
Baron Davis, PG (New York Knicks/Advisory Role)
Baron Davis suffered a horrible injury in the playoffs that will keep him out of action for a good 12 months. In the meantime, he returned to the Knicks in an advisory off-court role, but is not officially a member of the playing roster.
Landry Fields, SG (Toronto Raptors)
There's no question that Landry Fields is overpaid after the Raptors gave him a huge deal in an effort to stop the Knicks from shipping him to Phoenix in exchange for Steve Nash.
With Nash moving to LA, the Raptors are now left with an unfavourable contract, but it's not too bad. With the chance to start anew, Fields should return to his rookie form and be a solid member of Toronto's starting five.
Jared Jeffries, PF (Portland Trail Blazers)
Shipped away as part of the sign-and-trade that brought Raymond Felton back to New York, Jared Jeffries now takes his place on the Trail Blazers bench. He was never a particularly great player, but his heart and effort will certainly be missed in New York.
Josh Harrellson, C (Miami Heat)
"Jorts" Harrellson was an interesting prospect, but the Knicks had no qualms letting him go with Marcus Camby taking his role off the bench. On a Miami team short of centers, Harrellson could see some serious minutes, and ironically, will probably get a ring before the Knicks team he leaves behind does.