Mar 13, 2012, 3:41 PM EDT
One of the fun parts of the NBA trade deadline is the garage sale aspect of it — “we have no use for broken record player, but maybe somebody will buy it for 50¢.” It’s essentially the Washington Wizards entire trade strategy.
And the Knicks are getting into that mode to — Toney Douglas has fallen fast and hard out of the rotation in New York. So now they are seeing who wants to trade for him.
A source told ESPNNewYork.com on Tuesday that the Knicks are exploring trade options involving Toney Douglas. ESPN NBA analyst Chris Broussard confirmed it with the website this morning. …
Douglas was not able to execute D’Antoni’s pick-and-roll offense consistently, and after seven games the head coach benched him in favor of Iman Shumpert. From that point on, not only did Douglas’ role decrease, but also his shooting. After leading the NBA in most 3-pointers made after the 2011 All-Star break (68), he’s only connected on 24 in 540 minutes this season (23.5 percent), while averaging 7.6 points per game.
The article then goes on to say the Knicks would like to get a backup big for Douglas. Good luck with that. Second round pick, that could happen. Bad contract for end of the bench guy another team wants to play? Maybe. Actual rotation player? Keep on dreaming.
But it’s a name to watch.