Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Toney Douglas on trade block?

ESPN New York is reporting that the Knicks are looking to move Toney Douglas before the trade deadline. Douglas hasn't played in a game since February 15th, and before that his playing time was erratic as a result of Jeremy Lin becoming the starting point guard in early February. No specific players or teams have came up for a potential deal but it is believed that the Knicks will try to trade Douglas for a forward or center to solidify their front court that has been relatively unhealthy most recently missing forward Jared Jeffries' presence in the paint.

Douglas is one of New York's seven guards (not including swing player Bill Walker) and was thought to be a good prospect for the Knicks but hadn't been able to develop at point guard. Douglas has shown in the past to be a good scorer and shooter and many thought he would have a bright future. But in limited action this season he has only averaged 32% shooting and 24% three point shooting.

Douglas is one of the few names to come up in a potential trade. Despite heavy pressure from fans, and the media, New York looks unwilling to move either Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudamire. The trade deadline is Thursday afternoon at which point teams need to submit their trades to the league for approval.

[ESPN New York]

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