Hey no come on I was having a peaceful Tuesday night:
How 'bout a Knicks rumble? I'm told they're trying to find a new home for Pablo Prigioni as well as Wayne Ellington to create roster room— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) August 6, 2014
Attempts to move Ellington solo have been unsuccessful, so Knicks said to be weighing prospect of attaching Prigioni to deal as a catalyst— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) August 6, 2014
NOT a case of Knicks not liking Prigioni. It's more NYK being unable to move Ellington unless they attach likes of Prigioni or Shane Larkin— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) August 6, 2014
Okay so here's how I read this:
1. The Knicks want some more space beyond the 1-2 open spots they have. Why? I don't know! That's intriguing.
2. The Knicks consider Wayne Ellington expendable, which is fair, but they'd rather trade him for something than cut him outright since he's a healthy, able-bodied human basketball player.
3. THAT THE KNICKS WOULD EVEN DARE CONSIDER TRADING THEIR MOST LOVABLE EMPLOYEE IN RECENT MEMORY, NOT TO MENTION A SAVVY AND TRIANGLE-FRIENDLY PLAYER AND FUTURE CO-PILOT OF A WONDERFUL ALL-SHOOTING ALL-TAU-CERAMICA BACKCOURT MARKS THIS MANAGERIAL REGIME AS A VILE ABJECT FAILURE WORTHY OF IMPRISONMENT.
4. The latter two tweets don't really match the first one. Doesn't sound like they're *trying* to trade Pablo so much as they're wondering if he's worth expending for whatever they're after.
5. No, but for real why do y'all want to trade Wayne Ellington and make space so badly? What do you have cooking, Knicks?
This does not mean the Knicks *will* trade any of the people mentioned above. This just means they're talking about it. Don't trade Pablo, though, guys. Please. I love him so much. And I really do think he fits great.