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    Default Why Knicks Should Trade Amar'e Stoudemire Before the NBA Draft

    After playing together for a season-and-a-half, it’s apparent that Melo and Amar’e don’t possess the chemistry necessary to take the Knicks to the next level. Their exorbitant salaries also make it virtually impossible for the Knicks to afford to surround them with the pieces necessary to build a championship-caliber team.

    One of them needs to be traded, and Amar’e is the obvious choice.


    As noted, Melo is the better defender of the two and is more versatile offensively. He has greater range on his shot, is quicker off the dribble and is able to play the 3 and the 4. He also possesses a different skill set than Chandler, who, like Stoudemire, scores most of his points off the pick-and-roll.

    Melo’s game is better suited for Coach Woodson’s offense. Unlike D’Antoni, who built his offense around stretching the floor and running the pick-and-roll, Woodson prefers to feature his scorers in the post and with isolation plays.
    At the age of 28, Melo is in the prime of his career, whereas Amar’e, though just a year older, is breaking down. He suffered such severe knee injuries early in his career that the Knicks were unable to insure his $100 million contract, and he’s missed several games due to back injuries during his two seasons in New York.

    This past season, Amar’e lacked the explosiveness that had made him such a potent offensive force. Unable to get any lift on drives to the basket, he had his shot blocked at an alarming rate and averaged just 17.5 points per game, the lowest since his rookie season.

    The best time for the Knicks to move Amar’e would be before Thursday’s [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] draft. The trade market heats up prior to the draft as team’s look to add or unload draft picks and position their rosters and finances for free agency.
    The Knicks don’t have a pick in the first round of the draft, and general manager Glen Grunwald may be able to use Amar’e to acquire one. Trading Amar’e could also free up money for the Knicks to offer to a veteran free-agent point guard like Steve Nash.
    Trading Stoudemire won’t be easy, though. Teams will be reluctant to take on an uninsured contract worth $64.4 million over three years for an injury-prone player whose skills are in decline. But if Gilbert Arenas and Rashard Lewis have taught us anything, it’s that no player is untradeable.

    Grunwald’s best bet is to find a team with plenty of salary cap space that would benefit at the box office from a marquee name. He may have to take some bloated contracts back in return.


    The Knicks' organization and their fans should be grateful to Stoudemire for turning around the franchise, but there’s no place for him in the Knicks’ future. This is Carmelo Anthony’s team now. Grunwald needs to try and trade Amar’e this week.
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    Amare

    Lin

    Melo

    are not going anywhere anytime soon.

    Welcome to reality

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    I'd be amazed if the knicks traded stat. it's just not gonna happen. They need to find ways to make this work, trading is the "quick fix" eay route. This team isn't about that **** anymore.

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    Originally Posted by Almost_famous718
    Amare

    Lin

    Melo

    are not going anywhere anytime soon.

    Welcome to reality
    Are you management?

    Welcome to reality!

    This is a article written by someone else, I posted it here!

    Perspective of fans and RESPECTED COACHES ALLA PHIL JACKSON, state that these two players WILL NOT SUCCEED together, that is reality and no matter who tries to sing like a canary and state otherwise is living in a dream world.

    Melo and Stat are set in their ways, can they evolve and learn new things, maybe but will they willingly do it - most likely, NO!

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    Finding a team that will deal would be the issue. I'd be all for getting rid of him and freeing up that cap, but I can't imagine a team wanting him.

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    David Kahn is sitting back, waiting for a trade that makes no sense, so he can jump all over it.

    I'm pretty confident that he can be sold on the idea of having an "explosive" big to play center, and run the 15 PnR, with Rubio.

    Give us Peković, one of their 4 million wing players, and a salary dump. I'll take Nikola's hustle on the boards, and how he just smashes into the paint, seals his man off, and can make that easy baby hook. He doesn't need plays run for him (or more importantly, one specific play over and over) to be effective. He plays D, he rebounds, he can play a more traditional PF, and let everyone else operate in their comfort areas.

    As long as there are dumb-dumbs in the world, there will be easy targets to fleece. Yea it sounds cruel, and it's kinda unfortunate...but ****...it's reality.

    You have to go pursue these deals tho, they don't come to you (unless Otis Smith is the GM.) Glen needs to blow up Kahn's cell phone right now, and sell him on one single idea, the explosiveness of a Rubio-Stoudemire PnR. That's it. It can't hurt.

    By the way....I'm back.

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    Originally Posted by gmf1369
    Are you management?

    Welcome to reality!

    This is a article written by someone else, I posted it here!

    Perspective of fans and RESPECTED COACHES ALLA PHIL JACKSON, state that these two players WILL NOT SUCCEED together, that is reality and no matter who tries to sing like a canary and state otherwise is living in a dream world.

    Melo and Stat are set in their ways, can they evolve and learn new things, maybe but will they willingly do it - most likely, NO!
    No...im clearly not Management, but im Smart enough to REALIZE, Stat just came off one of his worse seasons and his Value is complete GARBAGE at the moment, honestly if you were GM in this league would YOU trade for Amare? is his 100 mill uninsured contract, bad knees, and bad back worth it? is PHIL Jackson some kind of Fortune teller? to say that Amare and Melo wont work together? he has his rights to say they wont, hell they have yet to prove they can work together thus far, does that mean AMARE STOUDEMIRE is getting traded before the draft or during free agency? no Melo, Stat, and Lin weather we like it or not will be Knicks this upcoming season.

    Can they evolve to learn new things? wake up, Stat is trying to develop a post game, Melo is trying to get in better shape (reportedly lost 12 pounds i believe) so you cant say they aren't willingly trying. Give this team a full training camp to work out the Kinks and we see where we go from there if it does not work this season. THEN i have no doubt some moves may be made and they can really question them selves about whether it'll work.

    People been saying trade state since last season? (including myself) Guess what the guy is still here.

    I don't see why people bother to read Bleachers report thats like the worse place to go, it's just full of rumors, wishes and trashy articles about a whole lot of NOTHING.

    Originally Posted by Sage
    Finding a team that will deal would be the issue. I'd be all for getting rid of him and freeing up that cap, but I can't imagine a team wanting him.
    THIS basically sums up everything, even if you WANTED to get rid of Amare, Nobody is taking on that contract, especially not with the way he performed this previous season. If your going to make any moves with Amare it would be best to wait till he can somewhat increase his value again.

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    Except, it seems like a long shot that he'll be able to regain the value he had when the team was comprised of completely different parts.

    We can't have either Melo, or STAT acquiesce to the other. But for STAT to regain what he had when he first got here (if at all possible), we'd need Melo to just space the floor, open up the lane for the PnR, and shoot jumpers.

    We saw that Melo, even out of shape, is at he best when making occasional forays into the paint, and operating down there, then he supplements it with the jumper. That's directly interfering with STAT setting the pick, and rolling, if Melo is bringing his defender closer to the cup, while you gotta assume Tyson's man is somewhere in the vicinity.

    So it has to be "your turn, my turn, your turn, my turn" and annihilate any sort of ebb and flow.

    STAT's value IS what he can do with a good PG, and some high PnR. Instead of waiting on him to possibly regain value, sell another team on the idea of STAT on their roster, running the PnR. If you're trying to sell something to someone, you make them invasion the item in their possession, not "see what I have, you want it, right?"

    I do agree that it's a tough sell, but still....there is a David Kahn in the NBA, we need to take advantage of that. Right. Now.

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    Amare isnt tradeable. His actions in the miami series and his recent conduct on twitter will make teams think hes becoming a headache. Add that with the bloated uninsured contract he has not to mention the helth problems...So yea, can we stop over valuing this guy already and can we give up this silly notion that hes easily tradeable.

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    Originally Posted by Sage
    Finding a team that will deal would be the issue. I'd be all for getting rid of him and freeing up that cap, but I can't imagine a team wanting him.
    Teams like Charlotte and Detroit both have players that they want to move, and they be lying if they said otherwise...

    Tyrus Thomas way overpaid or in the wrong situation in Charlotte.
    If Bobcats took Amar'e he would sell tickets, they have no identity with Amar'e he could give them one. Its better alternative then what they have now.

    In Detroit, between Charlie Villaneuva & Rodney Stuckey both are on the hot seat, if the right offer came along Pistons management might have to consider it. Knicks would take these two players from Detroit: Rodney Stuckey & Tayshaun Prince. Now Detroit can use their amnesty clause on Charlie Villaneuva, clear up some cap space. Everyone knows Detroit is rebuilding to have a Veteran like Amar'e with young players Knight & Monroe they have a nucleus to work with...

    We can speculate to we are blue in the face. It comes down to management and if they actually believe that there is a way to gel or mesh Stat & Melo together. But the two players have to be willing to work together to make that happen, is highly unlikely...

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    He sucks at boxing out and rebounding, but his career average is 8-9, he doesn't rebound as much as you think he should.

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