While the reported trade for Andrea Bargnani may help the Knicks in the short term, it could well end up contributing to their erosion in the long run.
According to reports, the Knicks will send Marcus Camby, Steve Novak and two draft picks — including their first-round pick in 2016 — North of the border in exchange for the 7-foot Bargnani, the No. 1 pick in the 2006 NBA Draft.
As of early Sunday evening, the trade hadn’t been finalized, with Novak’s agent, Mark Bartelstein, telling SNY.tv, “There’s nothing happening at the moment.” ESPNNewYork.com reported it could become official July 10.
Camby and Novak are certainly expendable parts, but the loss of the draft picks means the Knicks continue to plunder their future for a questionable present.