This shakes up the free agency scene, and the San Antonio Spurs end up being huge winners in this deal, albeit indirectly.
The Spurs currently have the cap space to acquire one marquee free agent, and they’ve been linked to Mike Conley.
Teams around the league with ample cap space and a need at point guard certainly see Conley as an intriguing option.
One of those teams 24 hours ago was the New York Knicks. Reports around the league were indicating that Conley was a huge target of the Knicks.
With the Rose trade, the Knicks can now officially be ruled out of the Conley sweepstakes.
This eliminates a team with great appeal for the star point guard. Although their basketball performance has been abysmal in recent history, New York can always sell itself as the media capital of the world, with the enticing chance for any player to become a legendary figure by succeeding in the Mecca of Basketball….Read More