It is safe to assume that New York Knicks' management is contemplating changes to the roster based on the team's disappointing record this season. New York will be over the salary cap until the summer of 2015, so any significant moves would need to be made via trade.
The Knicks can go in two different directions at the February 20 trade deadline. They may opt to trade draft picks and/or young talent for veteran contributors who they believe will help them contend now, or begin rebuilding the roster by acquiring those same type of assets in exchange for their own proven commodities.
How the team performs over the next few weeks will likely determine which path management chooses. Carmelo Anthony’s pending free agency will also have a significant impact on the Knicks’ personnel decisions. Owner James Dolan and general manager Steve Mills must decide if they intend to re-sign Anthony and if so, what it would take to convince him to stay.