obviously its time to change the thread title. suggestions guys?
maybe something like---New York Knicks: Fighting for an 8th seed.
or New York Knicks: Melo pass the ****ing ball
or New York Knicks: LOL COPSTACHE
Also +1 to **** this team right now.
My choice is:
New York Knicks: Fighting for an 8th seed. LOL COPSTACHE
The Knicks don't even have their own 2012 Draft Pick:
2012 first round draft pick to Houston
New York's own 2012 1st round pick to Houston (top 5 protected in 2012, top 5 protected in 2013, top 5 protected in 2014, and top 5 protected in the 2015 Draft). If Houston does not receive a 1st round pick from New York by the 2015 Draft, then New York will convey their own 2015 2nd round pick and 2016 2nd round pick to Houston. [Houston - New York - Sacramento, 2/18/2010]
Stephen A Smith reporting the Magic have contacted the Knicks about trading D-12 for Amare and Chandler. Sounds like a no brainer to me if the Magic are really willing to make that deal. D-12, Melo, and Baron Davis will give them a more conventional offense and allow for better spacing. Dwight doesnt really need the ball on offense to get 20, he will just go get rebounds from Melo's 20+ misses every game and put them back.
I guess a rotation of Jeffries/Harrelson would have to be what they go with for now if they made the trade, it would create some problems obviously but i think overall it would help the team this year and increase the chances of getting Derron Williams this off season by like 1000%
From the Magic perspective, you get Amare who when healthy last year was playing as good as any big man in the league offensively before the Melo trade, and a guy in Chandler who is desired around the league because of his defensive ability. If they dont want to keep both they can flip Chandler for some decent younger talent, and having Amare with the ability to run the pick and roll with Jameer Nelson it keeps them as a playoff team in the east right now, and if they can add to that they arent to far away from the 3rd or 4th best team in the east which is what they are now at best anyway. Its not ideal for them, but neither is losing Howard and getting nothing back, or trading him for almost nothing just for the sake of trading him. Getting two starters the caliber of amare and chandler is better than a lot of teams in their spot can hope for, even with the amount of money they would have tied in them, bc just losing dwight and going for free agents isnt going to work either considering Orlando wont be that attractive to the big name free agents compared to the teams they will be competing with.