With all eyes on the possible off-season movement of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh and the near constant trade rumors involving Kirk Hinrich, it’s the Lithuanian stepchild of the 2004 draft class who’s moving first. Darko Milicic is headed from the deepest, darkest recesses of the Knick’s bench rotation to a possible starting position on the Timberwolves – according to a report by ESPN’s Chris Ford. The trade is for Brian Cardinal, or more accurately for cap-space to lure one or more of the above-mentioned superstars to NYC.
The trade will save the Knicks $1.8 million and give the Wolves a center to audition for the rest of the season.
The Knicks plan to waive Cardinal in an attempt to clear another roster spot to facilitate a potential deal that would send Nate Robinson to Boston.