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07-01-2013, 04:43 PM
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Tokyo from Brooklyn
Who is happy about this deal besides El Gringos
via: NY Post
The Knicks and Raptors have made their revisions to the Andrea Bargnani trade but it won't become official until July 10.
In order to complete the deal, the Knicks will throw in Quentin Richardson in a sign-and-trade scenario to make the math work. Richardson was signed in the final days of the regular season by the Knicks for insurance but only played during garbage time in the playoffs.
The rest of the deal has Marcus Camby, Steve Novak, a 2016 first-round pick and two second-rounders - one next year and one in 2017. Because Richardson is added in a free-agent sign-and-trade, the deal can't be announced until the signing period begins July 10.
The Knicks and Raptors tried to get the original package completed by last night but the NBA was unable to approve it on a Sunday night. Hence, because all of the salaries change with raises or decreases on July 1, the deal had to be slightly revised with Richardson's addition.
The Knicks have added a 7-foot big body from Italy who can shoot and will alleviate the pressure on Amar'e Stoudemire, who is no longer viewed as a starter by the organization. Bargnani is widely viewed as a big disappointment in Toronto because he was the No. 1 pick in the draft in 2006. He's a below-average rebounder but can shoot the 3-pointer and isn't needed to play a huge role on the Knicks.
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