Friday, June 29, 2007

Knicks acquire Zach Randolph

Knicks acquire Zach Randolph

Zach Randolph

According to an ESPN report, the New York Knicks have acquired Zach Randolph from the Portland Trail Blazers in a five-player deal.

The Knicks are sending Channing Frye and Steve Francis to the Blazers for Randolph, Dan Dickau and Fred Jones.

Randolph averaged 23.6 points and 10.1 rebounds per game last season and has four years and more than $61 million left on his contract.

Francis, who has two seasons left on his deal, is owed about $34 million. According to ESPN, the Trail Blazers are planning to buy him out and make him a free agent this summer.

Frye, who will share minutes in Portland's front court with top pick Greg Oden and LaMarcus Aldridge, averaged 9.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in 72 games with the Knicks last season.

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