NBA: McGrady in, Nate Robinson out, and money to spend in NY
By BRIAN MAHONEY
AP Basketball Writer
GREENBURGH, N.Y. ó A big trade deadline day has the New York Knicks in position for a bigger score in July.
The Knicks acquired Tracy McGrady in a three-team deal and shipped Nate Robinson out in another trade, but the makeup of this seasonís roster is secondary.
New York was able to trade Jared Jeffries in the McGrady deal, removing $6.9 million from next seasonís payroll and putting the Knicks on the verge of being able to offer two maximum salary contracts this summer, when LeBron James can headline the free agent class.
Robinson went to Boston along with Marcus Landry for Eddie House, J.R. Giddens, Bill Walker and a future conditional second-round pick.