I'm all for getting Melo in the offseason so we don't have to gut our team. It won't help getting him now if we have to give up 3 or 4 players and use up all our cap space. Especially since our bench so far has been pretty bad. I'd rather play this season out, let Fields develop, see if Gallo can get better, maybe even see Randolph play once or twice. Been hearing about his 'potential' for two years now but don't see it.
Everyone keeps worrying abt gutting the team. The major pieces in the trade will likely be guys who won't be here next year anyway. Chandler is up. He won't be here. Curry, same deal. If they want Fields, so be it. We would essentially be getting Melo for Fields since Chandler and Curry are ghost anyways. Landry Fields is replaceable, in case you guys doubt that. Melo is just better than anyone on our team. I can't even believe we are debating keeping fringe players in hopes of realized potential, vs getting one of thr most polished scorers this decade. Kidding me?
Melo will fit right into this offense. His skill set is tailor made for it. With him, this year we can challenge for the east. Without him, we may not leave round 1. What is the dilemma? Fringe players?
The fear is becoming Miami. Two stars and absolute garbage surrounding them. We'll have enough space to keep Chandler if we sign Melo in the offseason. So we can end up with Fields, Melo and Chandler instead of just Melo. Makes the team deeper.
Damn right. Miami is good but their depth is going to run them into some issues against tough teams down the stretch I think.
We have a lot of depth on this team, if we can just add a superstar to it and cut one player (sorry, Bill Walker) then we'd be complete
If we do trade for Melo. We will not be gutted. That's hyperbole. We will not be like MIA. That's an extreme example we won't parallel.
Also MIA has been without their best bench player the entire season, and without their 2nd best bench player for much of it.
All that aside, Melo + STAT doesnt = Lebron + Wade. Totally different people, and totally different games vs those two.
So if we trade gallo, fields, chandler and curry for melo who's our bench? We have Felton, Azibuike, Melo, STAT and Turiaf starting with.....
Douglas, Walker, Williams, Mozgov, Mason, and Randolphs potential? That 2nd unit doesn't exactly fill me with confidence, especially since Azibuike and Turiaf are injury prone and Mozgov fouls out in 12 minutes.
There is no way we cab afford Chandler and Melo. Rudy Gay got 80 mil. He is atleast on par with him. We are not giving Will nearly that much bread. He is gone. May as well turn him into Melo
Hi everyone, i won't really be contructive on that one even if it's my first post but who cares for Melo.. bros let be honest, we won more games in the rows than any last seasons with great new players....
Now no trade allowed this season, there is no slot available for him. But next one......
I"m so HAPPY, really.... as a Knick fan for ages i'm so proud of my team, proud of stat, gallo, fields and Felton... Proud for my TEAM.
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Knicks need a center more than anything else. I suppose you add Melo next year and then pursue a big man in 2012 (once more money comes off the books), but I don't think, even with Melo, the knicks are a title contender next year. Who's playing center? Rony Turiaf?
I like the way the knicks would look if they could add a M.Gasol and mello with what we currently have minus curry of course, i think a team including thoes players would battle with the elite for years to come..
Marc Gasol's a restricted free agent, so Memphis is probably gonna match any offer for him.
If you get Melo, then that's all your cap space for the next year. No cap space to add Marc Gasol.