Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
NEW YORK — Despite swirling rumors that the Knicks might trade Al Harrington to Chicago for Tyrus Thomas, Knicks president Donnie Walsh says he’s not actively shopping Harrington.
“I’m not focused on trading Al. I’m not out there trying to trade Al,” Walsh said Sunday before the Knicks rallied to beat the Nets, 106-97, at MSG.
Yahoo! Sports first reported that the Knicks and Bulls have had talks about trading Thomas and the expiring contract of Jerome “Big Snacks” James for Harrington’s $10 million expiring contract.
Still, Walsh said he was open to any trade that would make the Knicks better, while still allowing them cap flexibility in the summer of 2010.
“We’re out there talking to teams to see if there’s interest in a way to see if we can get somebody who can help us,” he said. “That’s it.”
Walsh added that Eddy Curry (sore left knee) could return Friday at New Orleans.
“He’s gotten better,” Walsh said of Curry. “I think he worked out here today. His knee is better. I think it’s just a matter of he hasn’t practiced. He was at practice yesterday [Saturday]. I think he’s shooting for Friday.”
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.