posted on Feb, 16 2004 @ 12:14 AM
Isiah Thomas made yet another move Sunday in his transformation of the New York Knicks, trading Keith Van Horn to Milwaukee and acquiring Tim Thomas
and Nazr Mohammed in a three-way deal that also involved Atlanta.
The Hawks acquired Michael Doleac from the Knicks and Joel Przybilla from Milwaukee. New York also sent a 2005 second-round draft pick to Atlanta.
It's the third trade made by Thomas, who has also changed coaches, since taking over as team president in late December. Only seven players who were
with the Knicks then remain on their roster.
The Knicks could also make a move for Vin Baker, who was waived by the Boston Celtics on Friday. Isiah Thomas has expressed interest for the former
All-Star forward, the New York Daily News reported. Baker is expected to clear waivers Wednesday, making him a free agent.
After the recent moves, Atlanta has only five players under contract beyond this season -- Doleac, Jason Terry, rookie Boris Diaw, Chris Crawford and
Alan Henderson. Those players account for only about $21 million in salary, giving the Hawks -- in the final stages of being sold -- at least $20
million in salary cap room to pursue free agents in the offseason.