And yeah, it was hard to see Gallo & Chandler go during a trade but when I look @ the big picture, I tell myself that even if we took a huge gamble on waiting to sign Carmelo as a free agent during the offseason; we would have lost Chandler to free agency to begin with. The loss of Chandler really does become a moot point because we weren't winning a ring this year with that previous roster regardless.
Yes; we lost Gallo but Gallo was a player who played like star some nights, played like Van Horn during average nights & played like a ghost once every 3 games when he wasn't hitting. Gallo would have only been a 6th man off the bench backing up Melo to begin with right? In my eyes, when you include TD's defense as well as his ability to backup both the PG & SG positions, in my eyes; Douglas becomes the much more productive overall 6th man off the bench.
Fields has been the most talented Knicks rookie since god knows when? We still kept two special home grown pieces in Fields & Douglas to build around 2 stars