Sunday , Dec , 14 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Knicks Likely to Make Trade Soon

Also, free agents who signed this summer can be dealt, opening up a lot more opportunities. For example, guard Anthony Roberson couldn’t be traded until today.

Coach Mike D’Antoni said the Knicks, with their new flexibility, will first try to fill the roster spot left by Cuttino Mobley’s retirement through a trade. That’s because Walsh can make a 2-for-1 trade since they now have an open roster spot. Trading Stephon Marbury has gone from impossible to slight. Getting two players back equaling $21 million is a little easier than one. The Knicks have a trade exception from the Zach Randolph deal to obtain a player making in the $1.4 million range or less. That is how they could acquire Sacramento’s Quincy Douby or Portland’s Sergio Rodriguez, who may not be available.