Jamaal Tinsley a Possibility for New York Knicks?

Azz ChapperContributor IJuly 8, 2009

22 May 1997: Coach Larry Bird and team president Donnie Walsh of the Indiana Pacers speak to reporters during a press conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.

With the announcement of the 2010-11 salary cap being dropped to $50 million to $53 million, the New York Knicks are quickly realizing they have a very small chance of signing LeBron James away from the Cleveland Cavaliers because they have no room to sign any other players to play along side LJ. 

Realizing their ultimate fate, the New York Knicks need to begin making moves that make sense on the floor. They are uncertain if they are going to have the money to sign restricted free agent Nate Robinson, so why would they not make a move for another point guard?

The Indiana Pacers, on the other hand, have the much-maligned point guard from Iowa State in Jamaal Tinsley, who has been asked to stay away from the team for the last year. With the upcoming case between Tinsley and the Pacers coming to a head, the Pacers need to make a move to rid themselves of Tinsley and his contract.

The Pacers lack size and the Knicks lack a point guard. The solution is simple. Jared Jeffries is sitting in New York with a similar contract to Tinsley for the same two years remaining. 

Allow Jeffries to return home to Indiana and send Tinsley packing. The trade will not make the front page of any newspapers, but both teams need to make this trade and move forward on the court.