5. Trading for Maurice Taylor and Malik Rose

At the trade deadline in 2005, the Knicks made two terrible deals -- one to obtain Maurice Taylor (pictured) from the Rockets, the other to get Malik Rose from the Spurs. Neither player made much impact on the team, and the salary-cap ramifications were enormous -- these two deals ensured the Knicks would have very little cap room until 2009. (Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty Images)