As Flavor Flav would say...WOW. Honestly, I really don't know how to react.
If you didn't hear about the trades, here's the story from ESPN.com,
The Golden State Warriors and New York Knicks have received league approval to complete a trade that will swap disgruntled Warriors forward Al Harrington for Knicks guard Jamal Crawford.
ESPN The Magazine's Ric Bucher confirmed the league's sign-off after reporting early Friday morning that the teams were nearing completion on a deal featuring Harrington and Crawford.
The Knicks announced the deal in a news release later Friday afternoon.
Less than two hours later, the Knicks completed another deal, sending Zach Randolph and Mardy Collins to the Los Angeles Clippers for Tim Thomas and Cuttino Mobley, according the The New York Daily News.
So, there you go. We sold our shoot-first, dribble-always shooting guard (Crawford) and our hefty big man with an even hefter contract (Randolph) for what amounts to the pu-pu platter, as well as contracts that will be expiring in 2010. Though I wasn't ready to write this season off just yet (I mean, we are 6-5), I feel confident that we can grab one of the superstar chips that will be on the free agent market in two years. Check out the some of the names real quick:
Potential Free Agents in the Summer of 2010
Lebron James (maybe, probably not)
Dwayne Wade ( very possible)
Chris Bosh (a mortal lock, especially since he's trapped in Canada right now)
Amare Stoudemire (big contract, old coach, very probable...won't have to play any defense)
Steve Nash (36 years old, relive MVP days)
Dirk Nowitzki (shoot-first big)
Michael Redd (shoot-first SG)
Richard Jefferson (athletic wing player)
Josh "I Smoke Weed Everyday" Howard
Yao Ming (marketing ploy to Asian population of NY)
Tracy McGrady (don't really want either Rocket for D'Antoni's system, but hey, they'll be here)
So that's where we stand. If you live in New York, get used to seeing "The Hunt for Lebron Continues, Knicks Routed by Magic" headlines in the Daily News and the New York Post for the next two seasons.
In other news, Marbury is active for tonight's game against the Bucks.
(I'm just saying.)
-Michael "TTK" Benjamin