But the fact that Iverson mentioned New York and other news outlets insisted on including the Knicks as a destination despite our reporting here, let's make the point clear. I mean, crystal clear.
To reiterate our reporting, we've been told by several sources -- impeccable ones (as opposed to those misguided peccable types) --that Iverson has never been seriously considered by the Knicks and, despite his available status, will not be.
One source suggested we here at the Fix "take a very strong position that the Knicks are not a destination for Iverson."
Another put it succinctly that Iverson's future team is "definitely not" the Knicks.
Probably not behind Wade and Chalmers, there aint many minutes to be had.
nice avy btw.
There are minutes to be had... but I think Riley wants to see what he can get out of Cook going into 2010 to know whether to pick up his player option. Cook has been working on his ball handling... and assessing pick & roll situations throughout the Heat's "summer camp". Riley is looking towards the future, and his plan makes the most sense to get the team better long term, but it may frustrate Wade in the meantime if he doesn't get more scoring/playmaking help.
I hope not. But is he willing to take a bench role?
IMO, this is the sole thing that put's the Bobcats as the number 1 potential destination. All depends how keen (or not) they are to put themselves over the luxury tax considering Felton's contract is a fixture, regardless of whether they keep him or not. (Props to rufuspaul for reminding me of this in another thread, I kinda forgot ).
Raja Bell is our biggest trade asset at the moment, being an expiring contact at the end of the coming season.
If we really want him, it's either go over the luxury tax and not resign Felton so AI get's his minutes, or trade Raja, or maybe (preferably) someone like Radmanovic or Mohammed who have big contracts, but will come off the books another season later. Would be a case of finding a team who would bite on that.