Saturday , Sep , 27 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Marbury Being Given a Real Chance to Stick with Knicks

Marbury wants to stay with the Knicks, but doesn’t want to be a lame duck when the Knicks kick off training camp in Saratoga Springs. Sources said yesterday, however, Walsh is giving Marbury a legitimate chance to stick with the team. Owner James Dolan may be unwilling to eat $21.9 million until he sees him in action.

The Knicks point guard took his physical yesterday at the Westchester practice facility and was told to be ready for Tuesday’s training camp at Skidmore College. Nobody from the organization has told him he will not be part of the season. But they also haven’t told him to ignore the media reports, stating he’s toast and hopes he’s not being kept on as a negotiating tactic.