Knicks Trade Jamal Crawford, Clear Future Cap Space

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The Knicks' better-than-expected start to the season hasn’t apparently altered their real goal: clearing out contracts in preparation for the Summer of LeBron in 2010. Today, they traded Jamal Crawford, their second-leading scorer, to the Warriors for Al Harrington, even though that opens up a hole (for now) at shooting guard. (There are also rumors that leading scorer Zach Randolph is once again on the block, but for now they're just rumors.) Crawford would have been under contract through 2011. [NYP]