Friday, January 9, 2015

The Knicks: Breaking Trade News

New York Knicks guards J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert are traded to Cavs in a 3-way trade involving the Thunder, Cavaliers, and Knicks. The Knicks only get a 2nd round pick, and no other players. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reported what the Knicks ended up with:

"Oklahoma City will give the Cavaliers a protected future first-round draft pick and send guard Lance Thomas to the Knicks, league sources said. As part of the trade, the Cavaliers will send rookie center Alex Kirk, forward Lou Amundson and a 2019 second-round pick to the Knicks, sources said. For New York, the deal is a salary dump to clear cap space.

The Knicks, now on a 12 game losing streak after a loss to the Memphis Grizzlies Monday night (1/5/15), 105-83. We all have our opinions on this trade, some saying it's good for money and some say it is a horrible move and will only make the team worse.

How will this affect the Knicks' franchise? Find out as the 2014-15 season goes on.

Ian Silverstein, Staff Writer