If we could trade STAT for essentially Turner straight up, or Elton ****ing Brand straight up, we should pull that trigger in a heartbeat.
I think Philly management would laugh in our faces about Turner.
Brand and a 1st rounder? Could be possible. It would be the first time in ages we bamboozled another franchise, prison rape style, and ditched an over the hill, over rated donkey.
Thing is this: even if Amaresa suddenly grew some knee cartilage along with his balls, he'd still be overpaid and a weakass contract.
On a team, that with Lin, the offensive renaissance of Chandler, JR, and Melo.... Render the one good thing Amare does even more negligible.
Amare used to be the most dominant inside scorer in the NBA.
But now, we have Tyson smacking records with a. 700% fg, a playmaking and aggressive PG, and a top NBA scorer in Melo.
All who will be here longterm.
What we need is a studly SG with real range. This could be JR....could be Oj Mayo.
But with STATus **** on our team, we won't have the cap to ever really solidify such moves.
im sorry i wasnt aware melo had a back injury and rested the whole offseason, i wasnt aware melo gained 20 pounds of muscle, i wasnt aware melos game is dependent on a pure point guard which stat didnt have for more than half this season.
FYI, his +/- tonight was -1... Second lowest on the team behind Landry (-4) and Landry had a pitiful game tonight. Most Knicks had +10 or higher. Go back and check Stat's +/- each game this year and that will tell you the whole story. If Stat's not ready to play than he should sit out and practice until he is. I can say without a doubt that he hurts us more than helps us right now and our record without him this season proves that.
Trade Stat,Fields, and Douglas for Milsap and Gordon Hayward and we're ready to go
This site loses so much quality with threads like these. Unfortunately they are starting to seem like the norm. Knicks win = Problem; Knicks lose = Problem. Stoudamire played 7 or so minutes less than Anthony did and scored 8 fewer points. His post D was non-existent in the first half but he picked it up in the second along with the rest of the team. To be honest, I was also unimpressed with Anthony's perimeter D. I think I'll give these sorts of threads a miss for a considerable amount of time. First it's fire D'Antoni, then trade Fields, Stoudamire always gets honourable mentions, and Anthony has also had his moments on here. In the meantime Knicks win following a brilliant second half display and the team has finally been showing signs of clicking.
One would have thought we lost the game.
That's why I say this trade would make the most sense for all sides from both a basketball and organizational standpoint.
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Then Philly can either amnesty Brand, or let him come off the bench. Houston would get another triple double threat (Terrence Williams is the other) who can play the 2 or 3, along with whatever draft picks they get. Options & assets.
Knicks get a true 2 for the starting lineup, and can use Landry off the bench where he's more valuable to the team; and Patterson is a 4 who can stretch the floor (much like the STAT of old) and he can be "just another guy" out there and the balance of power would shift to Lin, Melo, and K-Mart.
If I'm Grunwald, I'm in Philly and Houston's ear EVERYDAY talking this scenario up.
Guess if I was simple in the mind...everything would be fine.
Your talking like he had one off night. He's been a cancer to this team ALL season. Sure he had a few good games but 3 good games out of 40 games is horrible.
and unlike Landry Fields and Carmelo Anthony who have altered their game and stepped up for the better of the team (Melo with his D, Landry cutting out his 3 pointer and stepping up his D). Amare hasn't done **** but stand around and sulk about how he's not the leader anymore and complain about how he's had to give up shots to Melo.
He has no heart, and I PRAY we trade him for David Lee. A man who loves this team, loves this city, loves the fans, and would destroy his body for a win, I want a hustler who will do ANYTHING to win a championship. Not a man who came here to be a jewish fashionista and get a pay day.
Soon you guys will come back to reality that STAT is going no where. All the trade talk is foolish because his contract is massive. Amnesty would be the only option and that's not happening.
He's got 20 extra pounds on him because he thought he'd have to play at C again where he needed to bang with the bigs. Then we picked up Tyson and Amar'e was back at the 4 with an extra 20 lbs on. Not to mention all the injuries have been piling up on him and he's lost the explosiveness that made him a highlight machine.
I do see him improving on defense, I see him getting in better shape and being motivated to be a team player. Also he just lost his brother and that has to be still weighing on his mind. I'm not ready to put Amar'e out to pasture just yet. I think we'll have to wait until playoffs to make that judgement call.