Eye of the Hurricane

February 21, 2011

Melo traded to the knicks

Filed under: Uncategorized — florencemachine @ 11:51 pm

After months of drama, Melo is finally heading to New York.

Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari and Timofey Mozgov go to the Nuggets, along with the Knicks’ 2014 first-round draft pick, the Warriors’ 2012 and 2013 second-round picks and $3 million in cash.

The Knicks received Melo, Chauncey Billups, Shelden Williams, Anthony Carter and Renaldo Balkman and reportedly Corey Brewer.

The Knicks will also send Anthony Randolph and Eddy Curry to the Timberwolves.

Looking at the Knicks’ projected new roster:

Billups/Douglas/Carter
Fields/Azuibuike
Melo/Brewer
Amare/Balkman
Turiaf/Williams

Lacking a bit of bigman depth, but I would not be surprised if they signed center Earl Barron to a minimum in the next few days.

Finally, in a few years, if the Knicks can sign Deron Williams, Chris Paul or Dwight Howard, they may finally be a powerhouse in the NBA.

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2 Comments »

  1. It was only yesterday I was saying “Man, the Knicks would be great if only their second-string squad was Toney Douglas, Anthony Carter, Corey Brewer, Renaldo Balkman and Shelden Williams.” Give me a break. I still fail to see how a team with two HORRIBLE defenders as its centerpiece (and not nearly enough around them) can be a contender. Chauncey definitely helps, but by the time the Knicks can get some other pieces he’ll probably be too old to start.

    The thing I’m most interested in is to see if going to Minny can get Anthony Randolph rejuvenated. That guy had beastly potential in Golden State. Maybe getting back on a crummy team will give him minutes to regain some confidence.

    Comment by Frank Furter — February 23, 2011 @ 5:29 pm | Reply

  2. Carmelo’s underrated defensively. Solid help defender with good game awareness…bit slowfooted on the perimeter but its nigh impossible to guard perimeter dribble penetrators these days anyways..plus he’s excellent on the boards.

    Comment by florencemachine — February 23, 2011 @ 6:12 pm | Reply


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