The Knicks announced the trade two hours before Friday night's game in Milwaukee, completing a flurry of activity that also saw the team send guard Jamal Crawford to the Golden State Warriors for Al Harrington in the morning.
By trading their two leading scorers, the Knicks will clear approximately $27 million in salary-cap space for the summer of 2010 when their obsession, Cleveland’s LeBron James, can become a free agent.
Randolph will be making $17.3 million and Crawford $10.1 million in 2010. For the Knicks, this will create significant flexibility as that historic free-agent class of James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh hits the market.
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