Krypto-Nate Too Much for San Antonio Spurs to Handle

Knickfan7Contributor IFebruary 17, 2009

Fresh off his Slam Dunk Championship performance, Nate "Kryptonate" Robinson stunned the Spurs with a 32 points and 10 rebound performance. Nate seemed to be extra pumped from the start as he connected on his first two shots finishing 13-23 from the field.

San Antonio was in it throughout, but Robinson's fourth quarter and overtime heroics were too much for the Spurs to handle as he had 18 of his 32 points in the fourth and overtime periods. David "Double-Double" Lee had another double-double fouling out with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Lee fouled out thanks to Mike D'Antoni remembering they had a foul to give on San Antonio's last possession in regulation. Only if he remembered that against the Portland Blazers last week. Wilson Chandler and Chris Duhon chipped in with 17 points each, while Al Harrington had 11, and Tim Thomas had eight points.

The Knicks ended a six-game losing streak and now have a home and home series with the Toronto Raptors. As I said earlier in the week, now comes some tough decisions for Knicks President Donnie Walsh as the trade deadline approaches. Will he trade Nate Robinson or David Lee at the Trade Deadline on Thursday at 3 P.M.?

Rumors are out there that the Knicks are gonna package Nate Robinson and Malik Rose to Sacramento for former Center Brad Miller, while another scenario as reported by ESPN has David Lee, Malik Rose, and Jared Jeffries to the Chicago Bulls for Tyrus Thomas and Larry Hughes.

I feel both these deals are not the best for the Knicks. Brad Miller and Larry Hughes have both played their best basketball, and how do we know that Tyrus Thomas will ever develop in to a solid player?

I predict the Knicks will most likely stay put and won't make a move. Hopefully, after tonight's win, the Knicks can make a serious playoff push, and sign Lee and Robinson long-term this summer.