When the New York Knicks step onto the court next season, you may feel like you're going through a bit of déjà vu. After bringing back one former Knickerbocker in Marcus Camby a couple of days ago, the New York front office picked up two more former guys that once wore the blue and orange in their NBA careers. Last night, the Knicks received Raymond Felton, Kurt Thomas and the rights to two players currently playing in Europe from the Portland Trail Blazers for Jared Jeffries, Dan Gadzuric and a 2016 second round pick.
As a result of the sign-and-trade deal, the Knicks have agreed to the terms of a contract extension with Raymond Felton worth $10 million over three years. With Felton back in New York, what does this recent acquisition say about their intentions of matching the offer sheet made by the Houston Rockets to Jeremy Lin? Many people, including Frank Isola of the New York Daily News and ESPN's Michael Smith, still believe that the offer will be matched, regardless of the Knickerbockers' recent point guard pick-ups of Jason Kidd and the aforementioned Felton. The team has until 11:59 P.M. on Tuesday to decide what they want to do.
In other Knicks-related news, New York has decided to not match the Toronto Raptors' offer sheet of three years, $20 million to Landry Fields. You will be missed...Landry's girlfriend.