Good. Billups woulden't wanna play here anyway. He would ask for a buy out. He wants to retire at home in Denver.
I would have done it in no time! Gallo has improved lately but his shooting is still very erratic and mostly ineffective. Curry is just a fat contract we want to get rid off (oh the irony ) and Felton is the placeholder for a superstar PG (Paul/Williams).
All that for a franchise player...looks like a no brainer to me, even if Billups wanted a buyout I'd still give up Gallo and Felton for Melo any day!
Let Douglas start, he can at least defend (in contrast to Felton).
Melo to play Point Forward.
If its true. Foolish move by walsh.
Its basically a gallo for melo straight up. Billups and felton cancel eachother out.
Also, if we don't pickup billups option for next year, we would have more flexability this summer and he can go back to denver in the summer
That said, bilups would play here. Denver doesn't want to be the one to not exercise his team option, so there no hard feeling towards mgmt and he can return there and roll into a front office job
Walsh. You gotta do this. Seems like the best trade we can get without gutting our roster
For the stretch
I'm ready to roll with that to finish up this year.
This is a good lineup.
Far better than the one we will be sending out next game
Billups can be key in the post season. And we might shock some people.
Do it donnie
If I were the GM of the Knicks, I would include a third team to sweeten the deal - A deal between the Knicks, Nuggets & Suns
Anderson from Nuggets
Shawne Williams or Bill Walker
1st round pick via trade for Randolph
I sincerely doubt the nuggets made a concrete offer to the Knicks this early in the game. I also sincerely doubt that Walsh would turn that deal down so abruptly. The more that I think about it, I sincerely doubt every single "report" from real gm.
edit: Nevermind, I just realized that report originated from Frank Isola (who I trust infintely more than real gm - Also, Yahoo Sports is reporting it as well). So, in that case, I tend to agree with Donnie Walsh, that's a bit much. I really don't want to give up Felton unless I really have to. Let's keep playing Chicken and hope that Denver blinks first before we trade away our 26 year old point guard for Mr. Overrated, Chauncey Billups.
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It stings but you have to make this deal. First of all, Felton is a warrior but he is what he is... And he's only a stopgap PG anyway. Certainly not a dealbreaker. Billups is just as good and playoff tested. Billups would play here... why wouldn't he? Not playing for Nets is one thing... but to turn down a 2-year run with Melo/Amar'e?
In essence, Knicks are trading Anthony Randolph regardless. So that's mute. Swaping Carmelo for Gallo is a no-brainer. Billups for Felton a wash.
In other words, the cost of upgrading PG/SF (going from Felton-Gallo to Billups-MElo) is all for the price of Landry Fields? How do you not make this trade?
Word is Dolan will step in and make the trade anway.
If I told you last Summer... we trade a PG we don't have, Gallinari and a 2nd round pick for Billups-Carmelo... who wouldn't make this trade?
Douglas, Williams, Walker off the bench.
*Let's not forget... Knicks can buyout Billups. This gives thm about 8-10 million to play with. Resign Chandler or go pursue a Big Baby and a PG. Stuff like that. They could make an offer for DeAndre Jordan and Marc Gasol... So much so that those clubs may not be able to match.
I say we try to pry Luke Ridnour from Minny, or get a backup PG somewhere/somehow... and suddenly we are IN PLAY BABY!
i wish Donnie would've pulled the trigger on this...
You guys know whose probably really holding up this deal right? Dantoni, he's probably threatening to quit if they trade Gallo, I doubt Donnie honestly
cares about Felton, especially for Billups but I could be wrong, know if it was for Will this deal was probably done in no time at all
No what's probably holding up this deal is the fact that Denver asked for three starters.
Fields, Gallo, Felton, Curry, Randolph for Carmelo and Billups.
Billups would probably ask for a buyout cause he wants to go back to Denver. I'd love if we could swing Nene or Birdman then you maybe consider the deal, but for Billups who's probably going to want out...
Billups might not want to play here. So we go from having a good PG, to possibly Toney Douglas. And I read on realgm.com that the Nugs were asking for another starter along with Gallo, Curry, Felton, and the 1st rounder.
No doubt if it were Gallo, Curry, Felton, and Randolph for Melo and Billups you do the deal.
But if it's Gallo, Curry, Felton, Randolph and Fields...it's tough for the Knicks to pull the trigger on that when Carmelo may sign as an FA anyway.