Originally written on Turn On The Knicks  |  Last updated 11/8/14
So much for a quiet offseason. Howard Beck of the New York Times was first to report that the Knicks and Raptors have agreed to a deal that will bring former first overall draft pick Andrea Bargnani to New York in exchange for Marcus Camby, Steve Novak, their 2016 first round pick and two future second round picks. Yes, you counted correctly, that’s three draft choices for Andrea Bargnani. Taking the draft picks out of this (we’ll get to it), this isn’t a TERRIBLE deal for the Knicks. Financially, it makes sense. The Knicks have gotten out of two bad contracts. Novak’s runs through 2015-16 and Camby’s through 2014-15, and neither player is worth the money or the length of time that the Knicks were paying them. Bargnani has two years and $22 million remaining on his deal, meaning it expires the same time as the rest of the team’s core. Carmelo Anthony, Amar’e Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler’s contracts all run through 2014-15 as well (Anthony and Stoudemire have early termination optio...
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