Phil Jackson's Knicks made one big move this summer. Jackson traded center Tyson Chandler and point guard Raymond Felton to the Dallas Mavericks for point guard Jose Calderon, center Samuel Dalembert, point guard Shane Larkin and a pair of second round picks (and Wayne Ellington, who was waived).
So how's that trade looking so far?
Bio: Howard Megdal is Writer At Large for Capital New York, and currently contributes to USA Today Sports Weekly, Sports Illustrated and Vice Sports. His books include The Baseball Talmud, Taking the Field and Wilpon's Folly. His book on the Cardinals will be published by St. Martin's Press in October 2015. Follow Howard on Twitter @HowardMegdal.
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