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Wizards want Ewing

August 30, 2000

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— The Washington Wizards and New York Knicks are talking about a trade that would send veteran Knicks center Patrick Ewing to Washington, a league source familiar with the discussions confirmed Tuesday.

The Wizards would receive only Ewing, 38, from the Knicks, sources said. Although the player New York would acquire is not known, it is likely that at least one of Washington's high-priced players Juwan Howard, Rod Strickland or Mitch Richmond would be part of the deal because of Ewing's $14 million salary this season.

Howard would seem to be the player most likely to be offered by the Wizards. New York is stocked at guard and has tried to acquire power forwards through trades or free agency this summer. Howard, who can play either forward position, has a contract of $55 million over the next three seasons, a daunting amount for any team.

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