So, you thought that you'd seen the last of the rumor season now that the trade deadline has passed? Think again! We're just getting started! Now we must wait with baited breath for teams to negotiate buyouts with players they no longer want. Then we get to convince ourselves that they are the perfect missing piece to our championship run. Good times all around.
So here are some of the latest bits and pieces to report.
Powe wants to return to the team. "The Celtics are the front-runners for him. New York and the Lakers are also interested in him. Leon says his knees are fine and he can really help the team right now and he knows the system."
Other buyout candidates include three-point shooters Rasual Butler and Jason Kapono; big men Joel Przybilla (who will be coveted by all the contenders if he is interested in continuing his career after being dealt to Charlotte) and Darius Songaila; defenders Jared Jeffries (who is expected to return to New York) and Leon Powe (who could return to Boston); and recent Knicks pickups Corey Brewer, Renaldo Balkman and Anthony Carter.
More to come.