Randolph to New York

This Zach Randolph trade feels a bit funny. After all, one of the few things the Knicks don't need is a low-post scorer who's a bit suspect on the defensive end and in terms of focus and effort. But insofar as they got him for cheap, it seems that the Knicks pulled off a solid deal, strange as those words are to type. Meanwhile, Portland either has a lot of faith in Channing Frye as a prospect, or else very little faith in Randolph. I tend to think it must be the former, since even if they were absolutely desperate to rid themselves of Randolph he seems to me like a guy that more than one team would be interested in getting their hands on.