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Knicks want Ridnour

Feb 11, 2010, 1:54 PM EDT

ridnour.jpgThe Knicks have plenty of guards on the roster, but none of them can get the job done. Chris Duhon is shooting 35.2% on the season. Nate Robinson dropped an F-bomb on his coach during the game. Toney Douglas is a rookie. Larry Hughes is shooting 36%, and he’s Larry Hughes.

Luke Ridnour would be an upgrade. And according to Alan Hahn of Newsday, the Knicks are very interested.

Ridnour has had a good year in Milwaukee, something going unnoticed in the Brandon Jennings hype. Ridnour is averaging 11 points a game on 48% shooting (most of those shots from 16 feet and out), and is hitting 40% from three. He is averaging nearly three assists to every turnover.

He’s not only an on-the-court upgrade in NYC, he fits the long-term plans for the Kicks to save cap space — he is an expiring deal. He is owed the remainder of his $6.5 million this year, then is a free agent.

This might be a smart pickup for the Knicks, but what is on the New York roster the Bucks would want? Jared Jeffries is owed $6.8 million next year if he picks up his player option, meaning the Bucks are taking on salary long term. Duhon? Why? The Knicks are going to have to throw in a young player or a pick to make this make sense in Milwaukee. And those are things the rebuilding Knicks are loathe to give up.

  1. J. D. Hastings - Feb 11, 2010 at 4:34 PM

    A) That’s just Sad
    B) Do the Lakers have a shot of landing him??

  2. Knicks - Feb 11, 2010 at 4:46 PM

    Duhon is fine at the point as long as he doesn’t shoot. He is at his best when he just distributes. Bring Nate off the bench when you need an offensive spark. I agree that the Bucks will not take Jeffries and they probably want a young player / draft pick. The knicks don’t have a draft pick thanks to Isiah. Forget about getting better this season. The plan is to dump salary. Therefore the main priority should be trading Jared Jeffries by any means necessary, short of including the young guys and David Lee. Trading Eddy Curry would help more, but he really has no other use besides keeping the bench warm.

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