T-Mac and S-Rod to the Knicks

Hot Stove New YorkSenior Writer IFebruary 18, 2010

“Tracy McGrady and Sergio Rodriguez to NYK; Kevin Martin /Jared Jeffries/swap of 2011 first with Knicks and 2012 first from Knicks to Houston and Kings get Carl Landry, Joey Dorsey, and Larry Hughes‘ expiring contract...all just filed to ESPN.com.”

Sources say Houston gets Kevin Martin, Jared Jeffries, and Jordan Hill. Also the right to swap first-round picks with NYK in 2011 and New York’s first-rounder in 2012.”

It was reported that Donnie Walsh did not want to trade Jordan Hill but he was desperate to move Jared Jeffries and his $6.9 million contract for next season. The Knicks have saved $9.4 million in cap savings and can go after two max players in the offseason.

Tracy McGrady has been working with trainer Tim Grover to get back into shape. Grover, who trained Michael Jordan, says “put him in uniform and get him out there, T-Mac is ready.” McGrady, has an expiring contract and is only 30-years-old. He should put fans into the seats and his jersey should be a quick seller.

Sergio Rodriguez was a first round pick by the Suns in 2006 (27th overall). He has a ton of upside and will be turning 24-years-old in June. In his third year in the league he has yet to find a niche due to inconsistent playing time. However, he has shown flashes this season when he received over 20 minutes of playing time.

FYI: The Knicks traded Nate Robinson and Marcus Landry for Eddie House, Bill Walker, and J.R. Giddens.

Eddy Curry has a $11.2 million expiring contract for next season which could be used to trade for another big contract of longer term. (Idea from Newsday writer Alan Hahn)