Good point. If NY & SAC wanted to do the deal now, here's something that works after December 15th.
Webber (S&T after contract extention) to the Knicks for Houston, Thomas, & Postel.
1) Ward / Childs
2) Sprewell / Strickland
3) Rice / (Mickeal?)
4) Webber / LJ / Mickeal
5) Longley / Camby
* Jabari Smith works capwise - if the Kings would part with him.
1) JDub / Jackson / Martin
2) Houston / Christie / Anderson / Barry / Postel
3) Stojakovic / Turkoglu
4) Thomas / Funderburke
5) Divac / Pollard / J.Smith
Houston is a great player, but this sure creates a backlog at 2. Perhaps a 3rd team covets Anderson or Barry.
Don't think there's enough upside for SAC, but if they see that can't resign Webber, this beats losing him to Free Agency.
[This message has been edited by GATER (edited October 17, 2000).]