Wednesday , Feb , 13 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

New York Knicks Are Done with Stephon Marbury

The Knicks would love to test a dubious trend that has infamously followed Stephon Marbury throughout his career, which shows that teams consistently display a dramatic improvement in the win-loss column after he has been traded. According to a person with knowledge of the situation, the Knicks have been trying to deal the injured 30-year-old point guard, who has one year and a hefty $22 million left on his contract.

It’s been a futile attempt with zero interest, but if Marbury’s conspicuous distance from his team while recovering from bone spur surgery on his ankle isn’t enough evidence that this is the end of his Knicks run, being on the trading block solidifies it. ‘This is a business and being traded is part of it,’ Marbury said yesterday. ‘Some of the best players that have ever played the game have been traded. Click here for more from the New York Newsday.