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Why the Knicks should not trade for Carmelo

by Patrick Leon

The Knicks are currently in 6th place in the Eastern Conference Standings, and it is clear that if they want to compete with upper echelon teams in the Association they will have to trade for an elite wing-man in Carmelo Anthony. Why I think the Knicks should not trade for Carmelo as of yet. The Knicks have promising young talent in Danilo Galinari, Wilson Chandler and Landry Fields all three of these players are under the age of 25 years old and reasons other than Stoudemire why the Knicks are relevant again. 

Trading for Melo, you would likely have to give up two of the three, which would otherwise deplete the depth of the roster and the quality of production that you might not get from Anthony, Stoudemire, and Felton. The Knicks who are already in playoff contention should at least continue to compete in the East as the way they are, and wait until the season is over, therefore Eddy Curry contract will expire which should have enough cap room to sign big free agents in the off-season. The Knicks are currently having one of their best season since 2000-2001 and are on their way to making their first playoff appearances since 2004.


  1. I think we should keep the young talent and build we are so close, I know we have been rebuilding forever but we need faith right now like the Rays had a few years ago in baseball.

  2. no im soryy the knicks are so close but yet so faraway. chandler who i love as a knick fan is not anywhere in the realm of melo. The game cw had against the spurs melo puts up games like that on the regular.the knicks need a big man that can play great d grab boards, a smart back up point and melo. that would put them over the top. Amre cant be the man ever night playing 38 to 40 minutes a game and still play at the level he is, its just not physicaly possible he may be a franchise player but he is not bionic. like isaid earlier melo puts up games like cws every night which would take some weight off of amare. when you have the chance to get a true star you go get a star. by the way the rays fell short and havent made it back and doesnt look like they will be back for awhile. melo makes the knicks a elite team no matter who we have to give up to get him, with exception of felton and amare.

  3. by the way we have no idea what the new cba rules will be and what the cap will be. chances to get players like melo dont come often they have to trade for him now. how about the depth of the roster in miami that isnt working down there huh. say we retain turiaf amare felton gallo and get melo. that is a team that can match up if not over match almost anyone. 4 legit scoreing threats and two game changers. game changers being players teams have to plan thier game around. knicks fill out the roster with role players rebounders good d and a ball handler hello championship and thats the truth.

  4. with curry off the books knicks could sign one big free agent not agents. you guys talk about building a team and promising talent. potential means nothing but these guys could be good. melo is good no melo is great. yeah i would say haveing the talent that felton amare and melo have is a great start at building a champ. also the production that amare and melo put out is not what one calls promising it is fact it is fact that they are allstars year in and year out. who wants promise when u can have the real deal.

  5. Knicks cant compete with the big three without him, do what you need to do to get it done.

  6. We can't compete with him either with what we have to give up. Man all these years of sucking and we couldn't draft impact players!

  7. "Anonymous said...
    We can't compete with him either with what we have to give up. Man all these years of sucking and we couldn't draft impact players!"

    The Knicks draft record since Patrick Ewing is insanely bad. Only David Lee, Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari, and Landry Fields, and Rod Strickland have averaged 10 or more ppg for their careers. None have a double digit rebound average, although David Lee is close at 9.6. The players that they have passed up in the last few years is almost mind boggling. Fredric Weis over Ron Artest. Renaldo Balkman over Rajon Rondo. Channing Frye over Andrew Bynum. Jordan Hill over Brandon Jennings, Ty Lawson, or really anybody else. They even came out of the 1996 draft, arguably the best draft EVER, in which they had 3 first round picks, with 0 impact players. They took John Wallace, Walter McCarty and Dontae' Jones. Who else was in this draft? Nobody really. Just Marcus Camby, Ray Allen, Stephon Marbury, Kobe Bryant, Antoine Walker, Peja Stojakovic, Erick Dampier, Steve Nash, Jermaine O'Neal, and Zydrunas Ilgauskas. Like you said, terrible.