Report: Wizards Eye Ewing

Once again, Patrick Ewing is the center of a possible blockbuster deal.

Michael Jordan and the Wizards are talking to the Knicks about obtaining the superstar center, according to a report in today’s Washington Post. The Post, quoting a league source, said the two sides are talking, but no formal offer has not been made by either team. The deal, according to the Post, would likely involve either Wizards’ Juwan Howard, Rod Strickland or Mitch Richmond. Jordan, the Wizards’ president of basketball operations, said last week that New York and Washington discussed a trade for Ewing, but those talks never got serious. The Knicks, Jordan said, offered as many as four players.

Will Make $14M This Year

This time, the Post reports, the Knicks are offering only Ewing. The source told the Post the Wizards might pass on the deal because they don’t want to offer Ewing the two-year deal he reportedly wants. Ewing will make $14 million this season. Ewing had been part of a four-team blockbuster deal earlier this month also involving the Knicks, SuperSonics, Lakers and Pistons. Ewing would have gone to Seattle in the deal that also included Christian Laettner, Glen Rice, Vin Baker and at least seven other players.