Friday , Nov , 14 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

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.