In Billups we have a championship quality veteran and in Balkman we get a defensive center that we needed so badly. I like the guys we gave up but we are instantly a better team going into the playoffs.
Billups, Melo and STAT running a high ...post pick'n'roll will give teams fits. We got better in rebounding, defense, scoring, play making, AND we kept this years best draft pick Landry Fields (a shane battier type of hustle guy).
Best of all we stay flexible enough to sign Chris Paul or Deron Williams next year (i'm guessing CP3).
The Knicks just blew their chances of winning an NBA championship.Danilo Gallinari was on his way to being the next Dirk Nowitzki, Chandler the next Scottie Pippen, and Felton the next Magic Johnson.
The Knicks aren't going to win more than 35 games this season.And next season they will be a 20 win team.
Carmelo Anthony can't play center, shooting guard and small forward all at the same time.
On top of all of that, Isiah Thomas has been rehired by Dolan and it's 2004 all over again.
Fire Walsh and D'antoni, they are the reasons why the Knicks are in shambles right now.
were also getting corey brewer from minny
Billups > Felton
Fields > Chandler
Melo >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Gallo
So we've weakened at C but nothing that can't be addressed for now or the future.
Melo all but made it clear he'd have stayed in Denver had Denver not agreed the deal and the Knicks clearly knew this from their reaction.
There's no way he was going to leave 15m sat on the table so we had to do what it took.
I love people crying over the picks as well, yeah the next Jordan is clearly waiting in the second round of this coming class.
If I offered some of you on here a million in 50's you'd cry it wasn't in 100's.
Do people forget we have Kelenna Azubuike who if healthy is better than Wilson Chandler. WHat more he's actually a SG.
So as a 6th man he's gonna help us big time as the year goes on.
If it means anything.. Denver did not acquire Corey Brewer we did..