Trans. Aug 6 5:22 ET (Aug 6 5:22 ET ) The New York Knicks acquired forwards Quincy Acy and Travis Outlaw from the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday for guard Wayne Ellington and forward Jeremy Tyler. Also, New York reduced the protection on a 2016 second-round draft pick it sent to Portland in 2012 and the Kings later acquired from the Trail Blazers. Knicks general manager Steve Mills said the deal helped better balance New York's roster, which was heavier at shooting guard but not deep at small forward behind Carmelo Anthony.
The New York Knicks traded forward-center Jeremy Tyler, guard Wayne Ellington and the rights to their 2016 second-round draft selection to the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday in exchange for forwards Quincy Acy and Travis Outlaw.
The Scoop:New York's backcourt is crowded and their best bet of unloading Ellington may be pairing him with a useful PG such as Prigioni, who shot 46.4 percent from downtown last season and posted a stellar 3.9 assist-to-turnover ratio. If Prigioni is traded, Shane Larkin would likely assume backup PG duties behind Jose Calderon.
The Scoop:Ellington was a throw-in during the three-team deal involving Tyson Chandler, but the Knicks never had much interest in keeping him. They're eager to clear a roster spot and may try to unload Ellington by packaging him with Pablo Prigioni or Shane Larkin, which says plenty about Ellington's perceived lack of value around the league.