NBA Rumors: If Deron Williams Wants Out of Utah, What Does This Mean for Knicks?

Sam SiegelContributor IIJanuary 27, 2011

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We all know how concentrated the Knicks are about getting Carmelo Anthony either by the trade deadline or during the summer.  I think they will eventually pull it off, but there's another elite player in the NBA who supposedly wants out of Utah. 

His name is Deron Williams. 

Deron Williams is one of the top three point guards in the NBA. If the Knicks want to win a championship soon, they should think about trading for Deron Williams.  Raymond Felton has been great for the Knicks, but is he Deron Williams? No. 

If the Knicks manage to pull off a trade involving both Williams and Carmelo, there would obviously have to be more teams involved in the trade, but I think it could happen.  Donnie Walsh is clever enough where he could make something like this work. 

A few days ago, the popular show on ESPN known as "Pardon the Interruption" or "PTI", were talking about how there had been reports that Williams wants out of Utah.  This is where the Knicks come into play. 

Could you imagine the combination of Amar'e Stoudamire, Carmelo Anthony and Deron Williams? 


This would put the Knicks as one of the top four teams in the Eastern Conference.  Maybe in the top three. 

Should the Knicks trade Raymond Felton and some picks for Williams at the trade deadline and wait to sign Melo in the summer?

Should they trade for both Carmelo and Williams at the deadline, involving other teams in the deal?

Well, if they want both of these players, there's no doubt in my mind that the Knicks would have to lose Landry Fields, Danilo Gallinari and Wilson Chandler.

Is it worth it?