The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

1 April 2006

Speedy to the Knicks?

Knicks coach Larry Brown says he's going to look for a point guard in the off-season, and Stephon Marbury, injured last night against the Sixers at the Garden, won't be it.

One possibility:

Hornets free agent Speedy Claxton, who played for Brown in Philadelphia, is on the coach's wish list. Claxton is a good defender, ball-handler and looks first to set up others. The former Hofstra star is behind Rookie of the Year shoo-in Chris Paul.

Claxton could be available for the $5 million mid-level exception, the only avenue other than a sign-and-trade in which the Knicks can obtain a decent free agent.

Speedy is pulling down $3.6 million in the last year of his contract with the Hornets.

Posted at 9:12 AM to Net Proceeds