Knicks swap Rose for Wilcox

Updated: February 19, 2009, 8:06 PM ET
By Chris Sheridan | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- The Knicks agreed to a minor trade Thursday with the Oklahoma City Thunder, swapping Malik Rose for Chris Wilcox.

Wilcox was one of the players the Thunder had sent to New Orleans in the trade for Tyson Chandler that was voided by Oklahoma City after Chandler failed a physical. The other was Joe Smith, who would like to be bought out by the Thunder in order to sign as a free agent with the Boston Celtics, a source told ESPN.com late Wednesday night.

Both players have expiring contracts: Rose is making $7.65 million, and Wilcox earns $6.75 million.

Chris Sheridan covers the NBA for ESPN.com. Information from ESPN.com senior NBA writer Marc Stein was included.

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