The sign-and-trade bringing Tyson Chandler to the Knicks actually turned out to be a three-way deal involving Ronny Turiaf and the Washington Wizards. The official details, from Wizards PR:
The Washington Wizards announced today that they have acquired forward/center Ronny Turiaf, a 2013 second round pick and cash considerations from the New York Knicks along with a 2012 second round pick from the Dallas Mavericks. The three-team deal also sends Tyson Chandler, the rights to Ahmad Nivins and the rights to Giorgos Printezis from Dallas to New York while the Mavericks will receive Andy Rautins from the Knicks and a 2012 protected second round pick from the Wizards.
“Ronny brings us a tough, inside presence and we’re looking forward to adding his defense and tenacity to our frontline,” said Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld. “This trade brings another solid veteran to our team along with additional assets in the form of draft picks and allows us to maintain our financial flexibility moving forward.”
Nivins was the 56th overall pick in the 2009 draft, a power forward out of St. Joseph’s who has been playing in Spain. Printezis was drafted 58th overall by the Spurs back in 2007, and has already been traded from San Antonio to Toronto and Toronto to Dallas. Seems safe to assume he’ll get about as much run at Madison Square Garden as I do.
The Knicks also sent a 2013 second-round pick to Washington. Washington sent a 2012 second-rounder to Dallas.