Thursday , Oct , 30 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Al Harrington to the Knicks for Eddy Curry? Are GSW Crazy?


Al Harrington to the Knicks for Eddy Curry?  Are GSW Crazy?
While there’s never a shortage of talk concerning the Knicks’ next move, this one will still garner a fair amount of attention in New York City.  With Eddy Curry doing nothing but polish the pine with his oversized behind, it’s only natural that he should be cited as a potential trade commodity.  With Al Harrington very much on the market at the moment, many are jawing about the likelihood of a swap between the Knicks and the Golden State Warriors.

Marbury was not alone in the category of highly-paid DNP-CDs for the Knicks, as D’Antoni also kept Eddy Curry benched for the entire 48 minutes — the final 24 of which he spent in the locker room icing his knee after he had it drained earlier in the day to reduce swelling caused by a collision in practice several days ago.

"I want to stay here. I’m happy in New York, I just think it’ll take some work, but I’m happy staying," Curry told ESPN.com.

But the length of Curry’s stay could be brief. The Knicks are one of several teams that have contacted the Golden State Warriors about disgruntled forward Al Harrington, though the Warriors are said to be more interested in a package built around David Lee (16 points, 11 rebounds, five assists against the Heat).ESPN

As an on-and-off New Yorker, I’m only too happy to see this deal go down.  My family and friends out in Oakland, however, aren’t quite so thrilled about the trade.  While Curry isn’t in any sort of shape at all (well, except circular), Al Harrington is fresh off a season in which he was benched unfairly and generally underappreciated by Don Nelson and company.  If history is any precedent, healthy, disgruntled players are usually a pretty safe bet to blow up after early-season trades, and as such this trade has a relatively low risk factor for the Knicks.

How likely is this deal to go down?  Would the Warriors be nuts to pull the trigger on this one?  Could Al Harrington help the Knicks return to respectability?  Let us know your thoughts in the comment section.