It has been nearly two weeks since Chris Paul stood up in front of guests at Carmelo Anthony’s wedding and suggested that he and Melo team up with Amar'e Stoudemire on the Knicks to form their own “big three” to take on the newly formed Miami Heat tandem.
Paul is now making his quest to form such a super-group official, demanding a trade elsewhere from the New Orleans Hornets, with the Knicks at the top of his wish list.
While it is imperative for the Knicks to acquire Paul ASAP, the possibility of signing Anthony outright next summer would depend on what kind of assets (and/or contracts) the team takes on or gives up in a potential trade for CP3.
A team normally has to give up talent in order to receive talent back. Unfortunately, the rebuilding Knicks have a quite limited supply.
The few players the team actually has under contract, in addition to the number of newly signed players, may complicate such a trade.
Nevertheless, here are five Knicks who could be shipped out to New Orleans in a trade for Paul.