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Thread: Would you trade Randolph, Gallo and Douglas for CP3 and a player not named Okafor?

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    Default Would you trade Randolph, Gallo and Douglas for CP3 and a player not named Okafor?

    Personally, I would.

    We still keep Curry's expiring contract and we would be able to sign Melo, potentially.

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    No.

    No depth. Then you're not a better team than Miami, which is the objective and purpose of trading for Paul, no?

    Paul/Felton
    Azubuike/Walker
    Chandler/Fields
    Amar'e
    Mozgav/Turiaf/Curry

    Let alone the fact that New Orleans probably woulnd't do the deal.

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    Both of them? To hell with that. They are both young and salary wise ideal to built for the future.

    I have not really seen Randolph enough to be able to pick him over Gallo so i can't really make up my mind which i want to be traded in case CP3 is available. But i would never include both.

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    Yes, you would have to do it. We would be in prime position to get Carmelo if we made that deal. If you have Paul, Carmelo, and Amare on the same team you worry about depth later.

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    We've played that waiting game before. What if Carmelo leaves us out in the cold ala LeBron?

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    Thing is...Paul is under contract for two more years before he can opt out.

    The reality of the matter is if the Hornets don't want to trade him he's not going anywhere. The only reason we pull the trigger on the CP3 trade is if we're convinced that another team has come up with a good offer. Frankly I don't see another team having the assets to pull a trade for him - he's not going to Portland, the Lakers don't have the assets really (and CP3 is NOT going to want to go play in the triangle as much as he listed as a preferred destination) and NO is not going to take back contracts like VC and Nelson, they need to shed salary.

    If we take on Okafor's contract, we'd be able to get him by giving up Randolph.

    But if the roster we create:

    Paul
    Fields
    Gallinari
    Amar'e
    Mozgov

    If they don't win a title, then we're screwed and have no flexibility

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    I love both Gallo and Randolph but Chris Paul is the best PG to pair with Amare and we would instantly be a title contender with a Paul/Amare combo.

    Losing Gallo and Randolph makes Wilson Chandler and Bill Walker the best players around the two stars of paul and Amare so hopefully that would be enough to win it all.

    Azabuke will be good eventually once he is healthy...I am confident that Mozgov will be a nice player, maybe better than nice and that Turiaf will be a good Center with Amare

    Of Course if we can keep Gallo/ Randolph or both, that would be ideal

    Eating up Okafor's contract would only happen if we can keep Gallo or Randolph, preferably Gallo if we are getting another big man.

    Paul
    Chandler
    Gallo
    Amare
    Okafor

    That can go deep in the playoffs and that team would def convince Carmelo to come here...but we would lose Curry's contract.

    I dont see how we can get both Melo and Paul without losing Gallo or Randolph.

    Atleast if got Paul then Felton would be a nice trade chip to replace any need.

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    Originally Posted by GoKnIcKsDLEE42
    We've played that waiting game before. What if Carmelo leaves us out in the cold ala LeBron?
    If we get Paul then Carmelo can kiss out rear...but we have a much better chance at landing melo than we did with James.

    And btw, your video is very good

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    Personally I wouldn`t do that deal.

    Giving up Randolph, Gallo and Douglas means you are giving up three talented young players who could be the core of the Knicks future for many years.

    If we give them up, sign Paul then get Mello then we end up in the exact same position as Miami: Three superstars and very little else.

    Getting Paul would be great but I don`t think that we should give up our young,talented and improving players.

    If we can get Paul by giving up one then reluctantly I would give up Gallo. I think that Randolph could be one hell of a player and although I like Gallo I believe that Randolph could turn out to be a better player.

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    Originally Posted by Paul1355
    If we get Paul then Carmelo can kiss out rear...but we have a much better chance at landing melo than we did with James.

    And btw, your video is very good
    Thanks. The last sentence in it says it all.

    But gutting the team of the majority of its young talent for CP is a plan that is very dependant on signing Melo. I agree that the Knicks do have a good chance at Melo, but you need to expect the worst in these kind of situations.

    Say Melo signs that extension, and we've dealt those three to New Orleans. You're left with CP and Amar'e, then a lot of average players.

    I just can't bring myself to deal with average after all these years of mediocrity.

    You trade for Chris Paul for one reason, and that's to be an elite NBA team. I just don't know if the above team is an elite one.

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    Originally Posted by GoKnIcKsDLEE42
    Thanks. The last sentence in it says it all.

    But gutting the team of the majority of its young talent for CP is a plan that is very dependant on signing Melo. I agree that the Knicks do have a good chance at Melo, but you need to expect the worst in these kind of situations.

    Say Melo signs that extension, and we've dealt those three to New Orleans. You're left with CP and Amar'e, then a lot of average players.

    I just can't bring myself to deal with average after all these years of mediocrity.

    You trade for Chris Paul for one reason, and that's to be an elite NBA team. I just don't know if the above team is an elite one.
    Lets say we lost out on Gallo and Randolph....

    Paul
    Walker
    Chandler
    Amare
    Turiaf

    Paul will isntantly make Amare the best PF in basketball, will drastically improve Walker and Chandler's game which we know has a lot of potential and our bench of Felton, Mozgov, Azabuke, Fields is not that bad...we will be better team.

    The question is would you trade Gallo and Randolph for CP3, while keeping Curry's contract for Melo?

    eventually you'll have the big three that could beat the Heat.

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    I personally said yes because I believe when healthy, Chris Paul is the best PG in the entire league. If we traded Randolph and Gallo though it takes a huge hit to our roster having our 2 rising stars gone, but bringing in an absolute star who will make Stoudemire look so much better.

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    Default randolph

    can't be included in a trade until dec.

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    Originally Posted by Toby Kimbal
    can't be included in a trade until dec.
    I thought that he can't be reacquired by Golden State in a trade until December. Players we outright sign as FAs can't be traded until December.

    That being said, I'm firmly against trading him anyway, until we establish that he's not going to be a part of our core going forward. If he shows signs of consistent brilliance he should be going anywhere, same goes for Gallo. You don't see OKC trying to offload Harden and Ibaka, why should we part ways with our young talent?

    Build with them, draft smartly and put some pieces around them via FA if they show that they can be "the guys" going forward.

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    Originally Posted by SSj4Wingzero
    Thing is...Paul is under contract for two more years before he can opt out.

    The reality of the matter is if the Hornets don't want to trade him he's not going anywhere. The only reason we pull the trigger on the CP3 trade is if we're convinced that another team has come up with a good offer. Frankly I don't see another team having the assets to pull a trade for him - he's not going to Portland, the Lakers don't have the assets really (and CP3 is NOT going to want to go play in the triangle as much as he listed as a preferred destination) and NO is not going to take back contracts like VC and Nelson, they need to shed salary.

    If we take on Okafor's contract, we'd be able to get him by giving up Randolph.

    But if the roster we create:

    Paul
    Fields
    Gallinari
    Amar'e
    Mozgov

    If they don't win a title, then we're screwed and have no flexibility
    they won't deal him until mid next season I believe. They will make more money that way

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