No and I'll tell you why, Houston is on his way down with the type of injury he sustained. The talent can't be denied, if he is a Knick next season and is reasonably healthy, of course he'll make an impact, I know what this guy is capable of. The fact that they collapse on Marbury without a perimeter scoring threat has been evident whenever Houston has been out this season. Truly its not Houston's injuries that bother me, its his huge contract. Because of it, the Knicks can't acquire what they truly need, an athletic center who bangs the boards, and can make a shot now and then. The other half of this has to do with keeping the Knicks competitive.
I love Houston's shot, but his defense is pitiful. Look at other teams that just care about their offense, like Dallas or Sacramento, ultimately their lack of defense comes back to bite them in the ass, when its all said and done.
The Knicks need to model themselves after teams in this leauge that are successful like Detroit, LA, San Antonio, all have an emphasis on "D".
Look, if Houston is not traded, its not the end of the world, the guy is a terrific basketball player no doubt about it, and the team is certainly better with him playing, rather than on the bench. But if the Knicks intend to trade him, it must be done now, otherwise don't ever do it.