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    A while ago we heard a rumor that the Knicks were considering trading Stat for Chris Paul. I was just wondering what all of you thought about it. Personally I would be totally against that trade. First off If it weren't for Stat Melo and Chandler wouldn't even be on this team. He started the trend to revitalize the Knicks and I think the man deserves a least some sort of respect and loyalty. Secondly from a team perspective I actually like the Knicks better with the combo of Stat, Melo and Chandler than Paul, Melo and Chandler. I think the Knicks would cause far more matchup problems with the stronger front court then the better balance.

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    Never. I would rarely trade height for a point guard and both have knee problems so that's a wash. Only if CP3 would come with a re-worked contract for Okafor (unlikely), that's the only way I could think about the deal.

    Amare leaves something to be desired on defense but u need inside scoring, explosion at the rim. Competent point guards can be found for less money, as we saw with Felton.

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    No.

    The reason?

    IMO the difference between Amar'e Stoudemire and a league average PF, such as, say, JJ Hickson, is WAY BIGGER than the difference between Chris Paul and, say, Ramon Sessions, Raymond Felton, or George Hill. Solid PGs are easier to find than solid PFs and in this system all we need is someone who can run a pick and roll and he'll do everything he needs to do. *cough*STEVE NASH*cough*

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    I wouldn't do it either. Trading Amar'e for CP3 feels like robbing Peter to pay Paul...literally in this case. LOL.

    Agree with all points being made here by everybody.

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    Absolutely not.

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    ummmmmm NO

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    Originally Posted by Dario8676
    A while ago we heard a rumor that the Knicks were considering trading Stat for Chris Paul. I was just wondering what all of you thought about it. Personally I would be totally against that trade. First off If it weren't for Stat Melo and Chandler wouldn't even be on this team. He started the trend to revitalize the Knicks and I think the man deserves a least some sort of respect and loyalty. Secondly from a team perspective I actually like the Knicks better with the combo of Stat, Melo and Chandler than Paul, Melo and Chandler. I think the Knicks would cause far more matchup problems with the stronger front court then the better balance.
    NO

    Amare started everything positive here in NY

    His signing was a new era for the Knicks.

    He was the reason Melo came here and Him with melo is the reason tyson came here.

    Amare is our identity, tough and relentless, he is one of our leaders.

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    Chris Paul is being a punk and Amar'e/Chandler with Melo gives opposing teams greater match-up problems (Pau/Bynum with Kobe).

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    Originally Posted by RunningJumper
    Chris Paul is being a punk and Amar'e/Chandler with Melo gives opposing teams greater match-up problems (Pau/Bynum with Kobe).
    not the same dude.....Pau/Bynum are efficient with the ball. Amare and Melo are barely a combinbed 50% inside the 3 pt line

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    Originally Posted by CuseGirl
    not the same dude.....Pau/Bynum are efficient with the ball. Amare and Melo are barely a combinbed 50% inside the 3 pt line
    It's still relative though. Two good players in the frontcourt with the scorer Melo is is more dangerous than only one big man who's not good at defense with an elite PG.

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    Yes.

    But NO laughed us down, so this is beyond speculation. Like hometheater mentioned: uninsured knees. Amare isn't being traded for equal'ish value, ever.

    We should be happy to go to war with Amare.

    Amare just needs to stay healthy and work on his defense. Chandler will be a huge, huge help -- so will our rounded out coaching staff, and MDA finally having a legit year with a complete roster to make us as good as we can be.

    This will be a great year, Amare will be a great part of it.

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    In a heartbeat. Amare is good, real good, but CP3 is on another level. You cannot substitute one of the best point guards EVER. Look at some of the New Orleans teams that made the playoffs and advanced to the second round. You take CP3 out that team and you have a bunch of average ball players (NBA standards of course) that are most likely picking top 10 every year.

    Amare plays no defense and is a below average rebounder (maybe average at best). Melo can play defense, when he's motivated, and is an excellent rebounder and scorer.

    However, if we can get a PG with Ramon Sessions speed and passing, that would make me a happy Knicks Fan. We are missing a point guard and feel that that is crucial.

    But, I'd still make that trade. No way NO makes that trade though straight up. Not fair. We'd have to through in a first rounder pick.

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