Sunday , Dec , 07 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Who Wants Stephon Marbury?


If the New York Knicks agree to a buyout of Stephon Marbury’s contract and release him, the Hornets would not pursue trying to obtain him, Coach Byron Scott said Friday.

"This would not be a place interested in his services,” Scott said after Friday’s practice at the Alario Center.

There is speculation several teams in the Western Conference could pursue Marbury if he is released. However, buyout negotiations involving the Knicks and Marbury have stalled. Marbury was suspended earlier this week by the Knicks.

Marbury said he either wants to be released or placed back on the team but he does not plan to reopen negotiations for a contract buyout.

http://blog.nola.com/hornetsbeat/2008/12/new_orleans_hornets_have_no_in.html