- 03/07/2012, 06:33AM ET
aeballa6 said 03/07, 06:33 AM
This will never happen but would put the knicks way over the top, trade Anthony, Douglas,Bibby for A.I. part 2 and T. young
Knicks would get 2 great deffensive players and one less ball-stopping play, and the Sixers would get the go to score they need to go with there very good defensive of team.
This would be a decent trade for both teams even though it will never happen
Hyped78 said 03/07, 08:41 AM
Sometimes it is just easier to use your opponent's own words.
"though it will never happen"
So what is the point with this TD?
The trade actually works under NBA trading rules (I have just simulated that with ESPN's trade machine) but the Knicks wouldn't go for this.
You can criticize Carmelo for a number of things, but he is the best scorer on the team.
He is one of those rare players around which you build a franchise around.
Iguodala and Thaddeus are great players, but they are not the cornerstones for a franchise.
Toney Douglas is still young and Bibby, while virtually useless at this point in his career, is an expiring contract.
The Knicks either do something bold - and shipping their best scorer to a conference rival isn't it - or they should just let the rest of the reason play itself out.
Even though they've been having an extremely wacky season, things like injuries and other unexpected events (e.g: the death of Amare's brother) have hurt them.
I actually think that the Knicks, without injuries, will peak when it counts.
That's what D'Antoni needs to focus on.
aeballa6 said 03/07, 11:04 AM
they dont need carmelo for scoring, and he plays no defense, they have chandler and amare to work the pick and roll with lin, and with iggi playing sf he can add a lot more defense to the team and wont ask for the ball nearly as much as melo would
Hyped78 said 03/07, 11:43 AM
"They dont need carmelo for scoring"
He's their top scorer.
So, what you are basically saying afterwards is that Andre Iguodala is a better player than Carmelo Anthony?
Let me get one thing clear:
- The Knicks won't go far with Carmelo
- The Knicks will go far with Iguodala
That makes little sense.
Iguodala brings other things to the table, that's for sure.
But he's not a scorer like Carmelo is.
aeballa6 said 03/07, 03:43 PM
I know im horrible at TDing but this trade would work money wise, and it would help both teams out, and not really hurt either team because they both would be getting the missing ingredient to become elite.
Hyped78 said 03/08, 03:01 AM
It helps both teams and doesn't really hurt each side?
The Knicks would lose their top scorer, their top "go to" player on offense.
And the 76ers would lose team cohesion and their top playmaker.
Both teams don't turn elite overnight because of a trade like this.
I am not saying the Knicks should not trade Carmelo. But I am saying they should trade him for the right value.
With your proposed trade, they would become a less potent side.
At this stage in the season, the Knicks should be working on maintaining health, while getting the Carmelo/ Stoudemire/ Chandler/ Lin quartet to work as an effective unit come playoffs time.
Don't do a trade that just makes them worse.
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