Sunday , Jun , 29 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

New York Knicks Looking at Monta Ellis?

 "I think we can use help (at point guard)," Walsh said. "But we probably could go in the way we are but we’ll probably look for help."

Golden State’s Monta Ellis is a wonderful point-guard-of-the-future candidate but that has to be a sign-and-trade scenario because Warriors general manager Chris Mullin would match a two-year deal. Walsh and Mullin are close, making a transaction doable.

Other young free-agent point guards available for mid-level money are Chris Duhon, Brooklyn’s Sebastian Telfair, Keyon Dooling and Tyronn Lue. Memphis has a glut of point guards after obtaining O.J. Mayo and may trade Mike Conley or Kyle Lowry. The Bulls, who desperately tried to get David Lee David Lee in the Eddy Curry deal three years ago, are also expected to shop Kurt Heinrich and restricted free agent Ben Gordon.