Pacers and Knicks want Distracting Superstars Out
Posted by Nike Abbett on November 16, 2008
Well there have been 2 NBA players which have been denied by their team. Those two are Jamal Tinsley and Stephon Marbury. Well, Jamal and Stephon are standing by their teams motto “If You’re Not Playing, You’re Not Losing”. The Indiana Pacers and the New York Knicks are looking for a trade for both players straight up.
Jamal Tinsley had some injury problems and off-court problems has done good ,but has had problems with Larry Bird and the rest of the organization. Tinsley who averaged 23 PPG 9.8 APG 8 RPG in 2007-2008 season (28 Games). Bird said ,when he took over GM of the Indiana Pacers, “Tinsley is one of my top players to get rid of”.
Meanwhile, Marbury, the former All-Star, is as healthy as can be, but the Knicks still have no plans to give him playing time.
Marbury confirmed a New York Post report that he met with Knicks president Donnie Walsh on Thursday. The Post said the Knicks might buy out Marbury’s contract in the next week, a move that would allow him to join another team.
Marbury would not elaborate when asked about the meeting. He did say the discussion was the first substantive talk he has had with Walsh since the team decided he would not play this season.
“That is the first time we met where we were talking,” said Marbury, who is expected to record his ninth DNP when the Knicks play host to Oklahoma City on Friday night.
Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni has been the main proponent of exiling Marbury. Undenouncent to Walsh, D’Antoni decided on opening night not to play Marbury, which signaled the end of his Knicks career was likely near.