Knicks Won’t Cut Stephon Marbury
Understanding that a sensible trade, one in which his franchise wasn’t yet again forced to assume a longer financial burden than the one on its cap, was unachievable, the idea is to place Marbury in position where he can succeed.
Contrary to continuing accounts, not once has Walsh contemplated cutting, paying off or buying out Marbury. Furthermore, not once has James Dolan been consulted about the prospects of doing any such thing.
Randolph’s situation is somewhat different. Though far from a seamless fit in D’Antoni’s run-n’-stun system, he boasts 20-point, 10-rebound credentials as a starter for the Trail Blazers and Knicks. On one hand, he’s bordering on being an undesirable. On the other hand, Walsh refuses to give him away.