Clippers closing in on Knicks’ Zach Randolph


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PHILADELPHIA -- The Clippers are on the verge of acquiring forward Zach Randolph and guard Mardy Collins from the New York Knicks in exchange for shooting guard Cuttino Mobley and forward Tim Thomas.

They should know within the next hour whether they have a deal with the trade-happy Knicks, who are intent on clearing cap space for 2010.


Talks with various moving parts have been going on between the teams the last two weeks, and the Clippers are believed to have made a last offer on Friday afternoon and are waiting to hear if the Knicks accept it.

The Knicks, separately, picked up forward Al Harrington from the Warriors in exchange for guard Jamal Crawford.

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-- Lisa Dillman