The Donnie Walsh Era Has Begun

» November 21, 2008 2:51 PM | By Brandon Hoffman

Ramona Shelburne of the Los Angeles Daily News is reporting that the Clippers have agreed to a trade for New York Knicks forward Zach Randolph and guard Mardy Collins in exchange for guard Cuttino Mobley and forward Tim Thomas. This come hours after Walsh traded Jamal Crawford for Al Harrington.

And just like that, the Knicks are major players in the summer of 2010.

In jettisoning Crawford and Randolph, Walsh has cleared a combined $27,413,333 from New York’s payroll.

Harrington, Thomas and Mobley’s contracts all expire in two years which will put the Knicks in position to sign the likes of LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade in 2010.

In a little over 7 months as GM of the Knicks, Donnie Walsh has erased years of bad decisions by Isiah Thomas.

UPDATE: Tom Ziller of NBA FanHouse points out that “only Eddy Curry, Wilson Chandler, Jared Jeffries and Danilo Gallinari are under contract for the 2010-11 season.”

One Response to “The Donnie Walsh Era Has Begun”

  1. Both Teams Played Hard » Blog Archive » 2010 or Bust…Or: How The Knicks Learned to Stop Trying and Love LeBron Says:

    [...] This is all clearly a cap-space move and now, as Tom Ziller notes, the Knicks only have four players under contract for the 2010 summer free agent bonanza: known nacho aficionado Eddy Curry, the promising Wilson Chandler, the whatever Jared Jeffries, and the Italian Rooster Danilo Galinari. Combined they are scheduled to make a meager $23 million, which is more than $25 million under the salary cap of even today. (And even $5 million of that is non-guaranteed since Wilson and Rooster are team options.) (Hat tip to Baller Blogger) [...]

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