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Phil Jackson begins his makeover

6/25/2014 - NBA
Is the arrival of Jose Calderon and Samuel Dalembert in New York only the beginning? USA TODAY Sports

There are always interesting trades on draft night in the NBA, but the New York Knicks and Dallas Mavericks gave us a tasty appetizer on Wednesday, with Marc Stein reporting that New York will ship Tyson Chandler and Ray Felton to Dallas for Jose Calderon, Samuel Dalembert, Shane Larkin, Wayne Ellington and draft considerations. This is the first big splash for Knicks president Phil Jackson as an executive, and while it's unclear what it means to the short-term direction of the franchise, the move is a clear signal that Jackson is going to be ultra-aggressive in his makeover at Madison Square Garden.