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Report: Knicks trying to trade Toney Douglas. Good luck with that.

Mar 13, 2012, 3:41 PM EDT

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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.

From ESPNNewYork.com.

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.

  1. rob0527 - Mar 13, 2012 at 4:08 PM

    Good luck trading your 12th man on an under 500 team, because he is who teams In contention r looking for. Maybe they could package him and Bibby for a new rack of basketballs.

  2. limonadamas - Mar 14, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    If I were the Lakers, I’d seriously look into this. Not sure who they’d give up though.

    Toney Douglas has fallen out of D’Antoni’s rotation, but he’s a solid, young, defensive-minded PG who can shoot when he’s on. All he needs is another opportunity in another venue.

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