Knicks, Sixers Discussing Stoudemire

10:23am: Hardaway’s name has come up in talks regarding Stoudemire, but the Knicks remain disinclined to include the guard in any trades, a source tells Ian Begley of ESPNNewYork.com.

8:47pm: Jackson has contacted the Sixers attempting to unload Stoudemire’s contract, but Philly wants an asset in return for absorbing the bloated deal, reports Marc Berman of the New York Post. Berman thinks the inclusion of Iman Shumpert might get the deal done, but New York would prefer to retain the young guard. Contradicting earlier reports, Berman also hears Jackson would like to hang on to Bargnani this season since he thinks the sharp shooting center could excel in the triangle offense.

2:26pm: The Knicks are actively shopping Amar’e Stoudemire and Andrea Bargnani as they attempt to find trade partners willing to provide the team the cap space necessary to make significant free agent acquisitions, reports Moke Hamilton of SNY.tv. Knicks president Phil Jackson turned down an offer for Bargnani and Tim Hardaway Jr. before the Tyson Chandler trade, confident that he could find a deal involving Bargnani that wouldn’t force the team to part with Hardaway, according to Hamilton.

New York is trying to open up roughly $40MM in cap flexibility to re-sign Carmelo Anthony and build around him, and that’s been part of Jackson’s pitch to the star forward, Hamilton writes. Stoudemire is set to make $23.4MM for the coming season while Bargnani is in line for $11.5MM after they both opted in for 2014/15. Clearing Stoudemire’s salary without receiving salary in return would instantly give the Knicks the kind of flexibility they’re after, but such a trade is unlikely to surface. Bargnani would also be difficult to move, but less so.

Trading one or both of them in a deal that nets cap flexibility would also help the Knicks if they don’t re-sign Anthony. New York would still be capped out if ‘Melo signs elsewhere, which would leave the Knicks with only the $5.305MM mid-level exception as their most significant tool on the free agent market.

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Table
2 years 19 days ago

LOL. Jackson will be a GM god if he rids the Knicks of either of those contracts without taking back another terrible deal.

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Michael Nguyen
2 years 19 days ago

Never gonna HAPPEN! No picks to trade away and no incentive to take on these contracts!

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LordOfTheSwings
2 years 19 days ago

Ha! Good luck trading Bargnani… He was worthless for the Raps and he’s only lost value since then

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Nate
2 years 19 days ago

The Knicks will have to attach Iman AND Hardaway to make a team at least listen…no way this is possible

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alphakira
2 years 19 days ago

He found someone not only to take Chandler and Felton, but to GIVE him picks and young players for them…

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hungblunt
2 years 19 days ago

Sources: I’m looking to secure Kate Upton to be my wife. Odds are just as great.

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alphakira
2 years 19 days ago

Joe Johnson, Rudy Gay, Bargnani, Gerald Wallace – all considered ‘untradable’ and were indeed traded. None of those guys were even in their final year like both Stat and Bargs are now.

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hungblunt
2 years 18 days ago

No, seriously, I am. I’m Hungblunt and fly as fuck.

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Joe
2 years 19 days ago

Maybe put Larkin or shump in a deal with either of them… If Phil could some how pull this off and add another big name for this coming season I would be blown away lol

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Scott
2 years 19 days ago

Philly seems like a logical trade partner. Hardaway Jr will likely have to be included in a deal though as Philly just wants assets and a 2018 1st rd isn’t going to do it.

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Resneps2340
2 years 19 days ago

Phil must be smoking too much peyote…

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Doms
2 years 19 days ago

What’s with the facination of shumpert?

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Shawn L
2 years 19 days ago

Solid defender, can guard 3 positions, willing to be a defensive first guy and not demand shots. The fact that he’s still on a rookie deal is icing.

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Matt Galvin
2 years 19 days ago

Magic? Heat? Lakers? Bulls for Boozer?

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