BREAKING: Knicks and Mavs Reach Deal

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The Knicks and Mavericks agreed to a trade which sent Raymond Felton and Tyson Chandler to Dallas in return for Jose Calderon, Samuel Dalembert, Shane Larkin, Wayne Ellington, and two second round draft picks in tomorrow’s draft.

Meet The Players:

Jose Calderon is a veteran point guard who spent the first seven and a half years of his career in Toronto. He got traded in the midst of the 2012-13 season to the Pistons. He then signed a four-year deal with the Mavericks prior to the 2013-14 season. He averages 10.2 points  and 6.8 assists per game over his nine-year career. Out of all the active players in the NBA, Calderon has the second highest career offensive rating, only behind Chris Paul.

Samuel Dalembert is a journeyman center. After spending the first eight years of his career with the 76ers, he has spent the last four years with four different teams: the Kings, Rockets, Bucks, and Mavs.

Shane Larkin is a second-year point guard and the son of Hall of Fame baseball player Barry Larkin. He was drafted by the Hawks with the 18th overall in last year’s draft, but the Mavs had the rights to the pick and acquired him. At the University of Miami, he averaged 14.5 points and 4.6 assists per game in the season before he entered the draft. He only played 10 minutes per game in the NBA this past year and averaged 2.9 points and 1.5 assists.

Wayne Ellington has played in the league for five years on four different teams. The three-point shooter only averaged eight minutes per game last year, but shot 42% from downtown.

The Draft Picks:

The two picks that the Mavericks traded to the Knicks are the 34th and 51st pick in the 2014 draft, which will be held tomorrow night at 7:00p.m. EDT.

The Contracts:

Calderon has three years left on his contract, and will be paid $22,208,430 over that span. He will be an unrestricted free agent after the 2016-17 season.

Dalembert has a team option this year worth $3,867,282.

Larkin is still playing under his rookie contract. He will be paid $1,606,080 this year, and then will have a team option before the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons. Then, before 2017-18, he has a qualifying offer worth $3,656,255.

Ellington will be paid $2,500,000 this year before becoming an unrestricted free agent before the 2015-16 season.

 

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