Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Knicks Better Go After Amare

Amare Stoudemire is "officially on the trade block" and the Knicks should waste no time in entertaining Phoenix with offers. It is being "reported" that Phoenix is looking for expiring contracts and draft picks. Suns management is tired of their team under achieving it seems to be that simple. With that said, it still wouldn't be a particularly smart move by the Suns to trade the 26 year old All-Star Starter. However, the possibility the recession has hit the Suns organization can not be over looked in this rough economic time.

There is always one thing certain about the Knicks they are not going to be hit by the recession. They are currently at the top or close to the top of the most valuable franchises in all of sports (I don't care enough to look that up but I remember hearing that). So the Knicks can afford to bring in Amare and they still would be in a position to have enough money under the cap to sign LeBron in 2010. Honestly, do you think LeBron would want to come to New York more if there was already an MVP caliber player on the Knicks? Uhhh, YEAH!! Not to mention the obvious ties Amare has to Coach D'Antoni.

I was trying to work out possible trades on ESPN's Trade Machine and the best possilbe one that would work out salary wise (while keeping "Double" Lee) is Stephon Marbury, Nate Robinson and throw in however many first round picks and straight cash you can for Amare Stoudemire and Leandro Barbosa (don't cry this time Leandro Isiah's not the coach anymore) and I don't see why the Knicks wouldn't do this. However, if the Knicks have to part with fan favorite "Double" Lee to get Amare Stoudemire obviously you make the move

Mr. Walsh has said (paraphrasing)the goal is to get under the cap by 2010 but if a star player you can't pass up on becomes available then we would do our best to pick him up. The only problem is that Phoenix might be a little immature in not wanting to give Amare to D'Antoni and will probably demand for "Double" Lee. Bottom line is getting a star player like Amare Stoudemire is not just a dream for THIS year it could be reality.

In the words of rapper Red Cafe' on his new song "Hottest in the Hood" - "I blend with the money like a good fade, I'm a Knick fan we need a good traaaade"

check out the ESPN trade machine it's great

The player that Mr. Walsh is more likely to go after is his former player Jermaine O'Neal who is also on the "block."


Anonymous DK said...

as i saidddd i agree with how good that would be for the knicks i just dont think it would ever happen bc other teams can offer something better then marbury

2/11/2009 7:57 PM  

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