It’s no secret that the New York Knicks have been shopping reserve guard Toney Douglas in recent weeks.
According to my sources, the Knicks are talking to the Sacramento Kings about acquiring forward Donte Greene in exchange for the third-year guard.
The Kings could use a combo guard to take the pressure off of rookies Isaiah Thomas and Jimmer Fredette, defensively. Tyreke Evans was recently moved to the small forward position. This isn’t the first time that Sacramento has had interest in Toney Douglas. Last June, they were discussing a possible Omri Casspi deal.
The Knicks, meanwhile, would be adding a versatile young forward that can play multiple positions for coach Mike D’Antoni, maybe even some center in Mike’s infamous small ball lineups.
Tony Douglas has fallen out of the rotation with the emergence of Jeremy Lin and the recurrence of his shoulder injury from last season.
Other names that the Knicks are interested in are Anthony Tolliver of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Earl Clark of the Orlando Magic…however, both teams are preoccupied with larger trade talks at the moment.
While Minnesota could use another point guard, with Ricky Rubio out for the season, they’re currently talking to Orlando about acquiring Jason Richardson. Clark, meanwhile, may be included in a possible Dwight Howard deal before Thursday’s deadline.
UPDATE: With the resignation of head coach Mike D’Antoni Wednesday the team will likely keep Toney Douglas. Management feels that Douglas may better fit Mike Woodson’s style of play.
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