Would it be any fun if the Knicks were doing something and Isiah Thomas wasn’t somehow involved?
Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reported late Saturday that Isiah Thomas has pushed Dolan behind the scenes to ignore current Knicks president Donnie Walsh’s reluctance to part with both Raymond Felton and Danilo Gallinari in a midseason trade for ’Melo.
When asked about his involvement, Thomas did not exactly deny those rumors. The coach of Florida International University and bug-in-the-ear-of-James-Dolan refused to comment.
Sunday, the Knicks made the rare effort to release a joint statement from owner James Dolan, President Donnie Walsh and coach Mike D’Antoni about the rumors:
"We want to make it abundantly clear that we have been in constant communication throughout this process and the three of us are in complete agreement with everything that we are currently working on. Together, we will do what is best for the long-term success of the franchise. In addition, we want to make it clear that no one from outside our organization has been involved in this process in any way. We will have no further comment at this time."
Raise your hand if you actually believe that.
If the Knicks don’t end up getting Carmelo, you can bet Knicks fans will blame Isiah Thomas’ alledged-tampering with James Dolan. And you can bet Dolan will blame Donnie Walsh. Because while they might be winning again, they’re still the Knicks.
Keep an eye on Knicks blog Posting And Toasting for updates.