Originally posted on ZagsBlog.com:

As the NBA trade deadline came and went Thursday afternoon, the Knicks added Kenyon Martin, traded Ronnie Brewer and held on to Iman Shumpert.

Speaking on a conference call Thursday evening, GM Glen Grunwald used the word “optimistic” numerous times and said he believes the moves will help the struggling Knicks as they move toward the playoffs.

Since an 18-5 start, the Knicks (32-19)  are 14-14 in their last 28 games, including Wednesday’s embarrassing 125-91 loss at Indiana.

Grunwald said the Knicks added the 6-9 Martin, a former teammate of Carmelo Anthony, J.R. Smith, Marcus Camby and Raymond Felton in Denver and of Jason Kidd with the Nets, as “insurance” against the declining health of aging and injured bigs Camby and Rasheed Wallace.

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