So, something didn't work out, but this isn't done. The Knicks and Raptors had to get their trade completed Sunday night to make things match, but something prevented it from going down tonight:
Well this is interesting. Just told deal won't happen tonight and will have to be reconstructed.— Steve Popper (@StevePopper) July 1, 2013
UPDATE: Knicks trade for Bargnani will NOT be approved by NBA tonight. As a result, teams will have to restructure under 2013-14 cap figures— Howard Beck (@HowardBeckNYT) July 1, 2013
Knicks and Raptors both still motivated to do the deal, but it will have to be tweaked once the 2013-14 salaries kick in on July 1.— Howard Beck (@HowardBeckNYT) July 1, 2013
Both Knicks and Raptors want this deal, but cap figures will change at midnight and there will have to be a change in the deal.— Steve Popper (@StevePopper) July 1, 2013
Waiting until after midnight means the 2013-2014 salaries would go into effect. Novak and Camby are each due a bit less money next year, while Bargnani is due a bit more. So, a trade for Bargnani is still probably going to happen, but the Knicks might be giving up a different package. If it's one that still helps future-salary-wise but doesn't include as many future picks (or nets more in return), I'm in favor, because again, I think this deal is fine (if weird) without all those picks changing hands.
That, or...MORE PICKS!
Hearing the trade will likely be made official on July 10, when the NBA's moratorium period ends. #Knicks— Jared Zwerling (@JaredZwerling) July 1, 2013
...but what deal will it be?
This is what it might take:
Still think this goes through w/sign-and-trade of Prigioni or K-Mart ... but I've lost count how many Raps deals over the years got snagged— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 1, 2013
I would weep.
UPDATE From Marcus Camby's agent: "It's going to happen" regarding the trade. #Knicks— Jared Zwerling (@JaredZwerling) July 1, 2013