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V
12-30-2003, 08:14 PM
Heard this trade just went down.

So I've heard about enough about untradeable contracts. Dealing 'Spoon with three years left at $5 - $6 million per... unbelieveable!!

V
12-30-2003, 08:17 PM
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Reserve forward Clarence Weatherspoon was traded Tuesday from the New York Knicks to the Houston Rockets for point guard Moochie Norris and center John Amaechi.

It was the first trade engineered by Isiah Thomas, coming just eight days after he took over for fired Knicks team president Scott Layden.

The Knicks had been in buyout talks with Weatherspoon, who is signed for two more seasons for $12.2 million. Instead, Thomas found a trading partner in the Rockets who have been in need of frontcourt depth ever since they suspended and then released forward Eddie Griffin.

Houston coach Jeff Van Gundy criticized his team Monday night after a loss to Seattle, pointing out the lack of rebounding as one of the team's main flaws.

"I'm just thinking about how we can get better. Obviously, we're not good enough," Van Gundy said.

Weatherspoon, an 11-year veteran, averaged at least five rebounds in every season before this one. He appeared in 15 games for the Knicks before being placed on the injured list shortly after Thomas was hired. He averaged 3.8 points and 3.3 rebounds.

In Norris, the Knicks are adding another point guard to a roster that already includes three -- newly installed starter Frank Williams and veterans Howard Eisley and Charlie Ward. Norris was the backup to Steve Francis in Houston, where he averaged 2.7 points and 1.6 assists this season.

Norris' career averages are 6.2 points and 3.5 assists for Houston, Seattle and Vancouver.

Amaechi, acquired by the Rockets during the preseason for Glen Rice, has been on Houston's injured list all season.

The Knicks made two other roster moves, placing forward Michael Sweetney (knee tendinitis) and backup center Michael Doleac (back spasms) on the injured list.

V
12-30-2003, 08:19 PM
Do the Knicks need four point guards? Or is another deal coming?

tic toc ... tic toc ....

Nash13
12-30-2003, 08:21 PM
That was a good trade for NY. JK said they were going to buyout Weather's contract anyways. So why not get a back up guard in the process.

Simon2
12-30-2003, 09:37 PM
What happened to the thread I started on this?

Max Power
12-30-2003, 09:46 PM
Originally posted by: Simon2
What happened to the thread I started on this?

The mods delete extra threads on the same subject.

V
12-30-2003, 09:47 PM
I never saw your thread Simon... maybe a Mod got it.

You're too slow.

Here, snatch this pebble from my hand....

Simon2
12-30-2003, 10:00 PM
Originally posted by: V
I never saw your thread Simon... maybe a Mod got it.

You're too slow.

Here, snatch this pebble from my hand....

Snatch my nuts.

V
12-30-2003, 10:45 PM
Originally posted by: Simon2

Originally posted by: V
I never saw your thread Simon... maybe a Mod got it.

You're too slow.

Here, snatch this pebble from my hand....

Snatch my nuts.

Man who shoot off mouth, must expect to lose face.

Chicago JK
12-30-2003, 11:00 PM
Yep Charlie Ward will either be moved or released. If they release him they can save 8 million (I read this on another board). Question: If Ward winds up in Dallas would he be the best quarterback in Dallas?

I think Best can do everything Ward can do. I would like to see if Best can play out of this slump.

Jamisonite
12-30-2003, 11:20 PM
I dont see how this helps Houston...spoon isnt very good and Norris is a more than serviceable PG...doesnt make sense to me

Drbio
12-31-2003, 11:56 AM
Maybe Norris wasn't a fit in Houston?

sike
12-31-2003, 07:19 PM
Originally posted by: Drbio
Maybe Norris wasn't a fit in Houston?

always seemed to have his best games of the season against the Mavs...

seelenjaeger
01-01-2004, 09:26 PM
I think this trade is crap for NY and only benefits Houston.