Today Phil Jackson traded to the Sacramento Kings 6'11" Center Jeremy Tyler and 6'4" Guard Wayne Ellington for the Kings' 2016 second round draft pick, Travis Outlaw a 6'9" forward and Quincy Acy a 6'7" forward.
Of course the New York media is trying to put a positive spin on this move but they are really grasping for straws by trying to put lipstick on this pig.
First of all, the Knicks most pressing issues are at the point guard and center positions. This trade doesn't address either.
In fact it makes things worse because Jeremy Tyler would have actually played big minutes at center this season.
During this year's summer league session Tyler got comfortable quickly passing from the elbow in the triangle and consistently hit wide open ten to fifteen foot jump shots.
Who will Outlaw and Acy take minutes from? Cleanthony Early? Carmelo Anthony? Andrea Bargnani? Amare' Stoudemire who barely gets to see the floor now?
Acy barely averages more than three rebounds and 2 points per game. Travis Outlaw who will be 30 by the start of the season averages 5 points and only 3 rebounds a game. They do play defense though so that should be new for Knicks fans to see.
However the Knicks do get a 2nd round pick in 2016 to look forward to.
What a fucking joke. I am so glad I am not a fan of this team, I get to laugh at all this.
Phil Jackson is giving Pat Riley a run for executive of the year already.