TMac is a Knick!

Umm…and basically, he is clearing cap space. He is on a 3 month loan…whatever. The knicks are really goin’ hard after LeBron. (I don’t think LEBron is coming here to NY but I will be a Bron stan if he does).

The Knicks can afford James and perhaps someone else in the 2010 class that could include Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh or Joe Johnson.

By including Jared Jeffries in the deal for McGrady, whose $22.5 million contract expires after this season, the Knicks removed $6.9 million from next season’s payroll and left them with about $32 million in cap space. Those top free agents would each earn a little more than $16.5 million in the first year of a max deal.

“Let’s put it this way: I think this gives us flexibility,” Knicks president Donnie Walsh said. “A lot of flexibility in a lot of different directions.”

In the meantime, the Knicks hope McGrady can lead them into the playoff race. He has only played six games this season after returning from knee surgery.

To get him, the Knicks sent Jeffries and rookie Jordan Hill to Houston along with a protected first-round pick in 2012, and gave the Rockets the right to exchange first-round picks in 2011. The Rockets will get high-scoring guard Kevin Martin and forward Hilton Armstrong from Sacramento, while the Kings received Larry Hughes from the Knicks, Carl Landry and Joey Dorsey from Houston and sent guard Sergio Rodriguez to New York.

The Knicks also dealt guard Nate Robinson to Boston along with Marcus Landry for Eddie House, J.R. Giddens, Bill Walker and a future conditional second-round pick.
More guys who will be here long enough to get a slice of pizza and then will be asked to keep it movin’.


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