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Knicks, Rockets, Wizards talk three-team deal

Feb 10, 2010, 10:50 AM EDT

NBA_mcgrady.jpgThree-team trades come together about as often as a good Brendan Fraser movie. That doesn’t stop fans from discussing them. Or general managers, according to Yahoo Sports.

The Houston Rockets are in the discussion stages of a complicated, three-team trade that would send Tracy McGrady to the New York Knicks, sources told Yahoo! Sports. The centerpieces of the trade would include the Washington Wizards shipping forward Caron Butler and center Brendan Haywood to the Rockets. The Knicks would send Al Harrington to the Wizards. For the Wizards’ part, they would still need another player, as well as a draft pick and cash to make this a workable scenario, sources said.

The Knicks would get precious cap space (unless you think Tracy McGrady comes with a time machine to the player from a decade ago, he’s not helping on the court). Houston would get some scoring punch and a guy in Butler who can create his own shot late in the clock, something they need with this lineup.

But then comes the sticky part, giving the Wizards something to build on. They would get under the cap this year saving them big money, but that is just step one of rebuilding. Somebody has to give up picks and a young player — and neither Houston nor New York really want to do that.

Still, this makes about as much sense as any three way.

  1. Patrick - Feb 10, 2010 at 12:34 PM

    If you’re going to talk smack about somebody, spell their name right. Its Brendan man. And yes, most of his movies suck, but miss spelling the name makes the whole joke kin of dumb.

  2. JamesB. - Feb 10, 2010 at 12:51 PM

    Hey, jackass author. It’s actor Brendan Fraser not “Brandon Frazier” as you wrote. Doesn’t NBC Sports have an editor running around there? It’s a pretty big venue for such an error to slip through. I’m a mostly out of work freelancer and would love an outlet such as this for my stuff. Kurt, you must be banging the bosses daughter. Good for you.

  3. dale - Feb 10, 2010 at 12:52 PM

    AHhhh yes…… the Lebron James sweepstakes machine is just getting fired up. Knicks clearing for their coveted “precious cap space” so they can position themself for the very SLIGHT possibility that LBJ is leaving Cleveland. Watch as he signs another 3-year extension with Cleveland & he can remain with his NE Ohio roots.

  4. Tom - Feb 10, 2010 at 1:28 PM

    This trade would not get the Knicks any cap space, unless someone like Jared Jeffries is included. Harrington is expiring just like McGrady – the trade like this makes no sense for the Knicks.

  5. s. - Feb 10, 2010 at 1:33 PM

    i think that if this gives the Rockets a way to get rid of Tracy and some team wants him then the Rockets should work harder to make it an reality.
    The Wizards have a nice team this will hurt them but it seems as though they are gaining good talent in return.
    i just want to understand why people reply to a sports columns with B.S. who cares about Brandon Frazier?

  6. JBP - Feb 10, 2010 at 3:20 PM

    The Knick are not getting a young Tracy McGrady. He’s broken version of the tin-man on the Wiz. Mac’s game is like looking for Osama Bin Ladden, can’t be found. That sounds like an Isaiah Thomas deal to me, he must have planted that in the front office’s head before his departure.

  7. berni swanson - Feb 10, 2010 at 3:21 PM

    for the knicks this is a terrible trade – mcgrady is hurt and he
    will always have problems – a real risk – butler is the best player
    involved and for the wizards to get rid of him makes no sense –
    unless they want to give him back to the lakers – that would be
    nice – he and kobe are close – but the trade make no sense what so
    ever – drop it >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.

  8. spike - Feb 10, 2010 at 6:36 PM

    I think Sarah Palin is retarded

  9. doyourhomework, America - Feb 10, 2010 at 6:37 PM

    why is Dolan acting like he cares now? he traded away all the players that would have made them playoff contenders last year, in hope of some LeBron James scenario a year from now.
    I really wish he would sell the Knicks.

  10. spike this - Feb 10, 2010 at 6:45 PM

    I think Obama is retarded

  11. john - Feb 11, 2010 at 11:12 AM

    “SPIKE THIS” you are the retarted one not our President. His retarded? He went in andanswer every question the REPUBLICAN had for him. And he did it brilliantly. Is that your definition of retarded. To call him that, you MUST be white AND IN YOUR “RETARDED” mind, anthing our President do will never suit well with you.
    You and ALL who think Like you WILL one day ……..

  12. Walter Rubin - Feb 11, 2010 at 1:12 PM

    Knicks should resign Michael Jordan. This is the worst run franchise in the world. Got some injured, old or too expensive player. Just contact the Knicks. They’ll take him and even throw in one of their lottery picks if they had one. Every night is Israeli night at the Garden OY VEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. I.B - Feb 11, 2010 at 2:00 PM

    I love this move for the knickbockers,rockets, and wizards, but the since im mostly a knick fan im looking for the knicks to retrieve T-mac, because with the combination of David Lee and Tracy Mcgrady , they can make some serious NOSE in the East and a really good playoff contender team.

  14. WR - Feb 11, 2010 at 4:29 PM

    The Knicks could get McGrady or anybody else and still go nowhere. They lack a true point guard-someone who can not only distribute the ball but knock down baskets if left alone. And unfortunately they are still undersized at the Center position. Lee is more of a power forward. Get a Steve Nash or a Chris Paul type and this franchise would improve 85%.

  15. Anonymous - Feb 11, 2010 at 5:17 PM

    it doesnt say brandon

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