Would Marbury’s Departure Open Door for Patrick Ewing, Jr.?
Releasing Marbury would give Walsh the opportunity to re-sign popular Patrick Ewing Jr., who’s contemplating a move either to Europe or the developmental league.
Marbury has said repeatedly he wants "every penny" of his $21.9 million salary. However, if he signs with a new team, the Knicks will save a percentage of his new contract in a complicated formula.
If Marbury signs for the minimum contract, $1.2 million, the Knicks would save $300,000. Certainly the Knicks want more of a savings.