Earlier this week, the New York Knicks made a second effort to trade for Denver Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried.
It was an unlikely attempt, but with the sand churning down the hourglass, they figured they’d give it another shot.
Talk about such a deal has been quiet in recent days but according to Moke Hamilton, it’s a deal that will not happen – not even if a third team like the San Antonio Spurs attempted to join in as a third team.
As far as this Kenneth Faried for Iman Shumpert thing is concerned, I’ve been told that it’s not happening, and I doubt the Spurs would help facilitate it. If they were making a deal with the Knicks for Udrih, I’d expect it to be a small, inconsequential trade that would have the Spurs sending the Knicks a future pick or a prospect overseas or something small.
The deal would only make sense for the Nuggets if they were able to unload some bad contract on the Knicks, but matching up the salaries then would be pretty difficult – thus the potential need for a third team.
There simply appears to be too many road blocks for such a move to move forward.