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.”