I'm just throwing this out there as an example trade idea. So many posters have gone against 'selling the farm', as it's so often put in Melo threads.

It's by no means a suggestion - let's get that clear - as much as it is a gauge of opinion.

How much do you value 'the farm'? How much do you want Melo?

In a salary applicable trade, Washington sends:

Arenas and McGee. McGee being the bargaining chip.

Knicks Exchange:

Curry, Randolph, Rautins and Turiaf.

Save the farm. Get a SG (an enormous gamble with possible high reward). Get an up and coming center.

Trade Azubuike for first round pick.

Keep:

Douglas, Gallo, Chandler, The Gov, Fields, Walker.

Lose:

4 years of any cap flexibility. Any chance at Melo. 5 years off your life stressing about injuries to The Hibachi and STAT.

Starting 5:

Felton
Man who ****s in shoes
Gallo/Chandler
STAT
McGee

Bench 5:

Douglas
Fields/Walker
Chandler/Gallo
Chandler/Williams
The Gov/Somebody

That's a good team.

Would I do the trade? **** NO! But I'm very bored and it's something to talk about on my favourite internet site.