The Houston Rockets have finally moved Asik, and it's likely in time for the likes of Melo and LeBron. The Knicks have also moved a big contract in Tyson Chandler, so they can probably go after LeBron.
ESPN: Knicks and Dallas deal
The Mavericks and the New York Knicks have consummated a six-player trade that sends center Tyson Chandler back to Dallas.
The Mavericks, who immediately made reacquiring Chandler one of their priorities after their first-round playoff exit against San Antonio, completed a trade with the Knicks that was clinched by agreeing to take back the contract of New York's out-of-favor guard Raymond Felton as well.
The trade cost Dallas two starters -- point guard Jose Calderon and center Samuel Dalembert -- along with prized young point guard Shane Larkin, reserve guard Wayne Ellington and the 34th and 51st picks in Thursday's draft
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Houston Rockets are finalizing a deal that will send Asik to the New Orleans Pelicans.
Houston will receive a future first round pick in the trade.
In two seasons with the Houston Rockets, the 27-year-old averaged 8.6 points and 10.3 rebounds per game.
The fireworks have started before draft night!