Knicks notes: Trade winds

Talking trade

With the Feb. 18 NBA trade deadline less than three weeks away, the
Knicks look more and more like a team that needs to make a move,
whether for Tracy McGrady’s league-high $22 million-plus expiring
contract (reports indicate the Wizards are interested) or something far

Yet asked whether he thinks something has to happen, coach Mike
D’Antoni tap-danced, talking about how it had to fit into the Knicks’
plan not to clog their salary cap for this summer’s free agency.

"It’s a tricky thing to do, not easy to do, but we’ll keep looking," D’Antoni said. "To be honest, there’s just not a whole lot outside. I think about our guys, I like our guys. There’s something we’re not quite doing. We’re there. We’re playing pretty well, but we’re not getting over the hump."

Harrington out

Al Harrington missed his second straight game with what he’s been told is a bone bruise near his left kneecap he said he aggravated Thursday when he bumped knees with Toronto center Andrea Bargnani.

Harrington describes himself as day to day and hopes to return for Wednesday’s game against Washington.

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