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New York Receives: Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups
Denver Receives: Danilo Gallinari, Raymond Felton, Eddy Curry, Wilson Chandler, First-Round Draft Pick
As I explained in the intro, the Knicks are silly and stubborn not to accept this deal.
The Knicks are getting Carmelo Anthony.
That is the goal.
If the Knicks could have started the season with ‘Melo and Chauncey Billups instead of Felton, Gallo and Chandler, they would have…in a heartbeat.
Just because the Knicks have played better than they have for over a decade, they think they’re in position to start balking at trade demands for one of the best players in the league.
This is absurd.
I don’t care about having to give up Wilson Chandler.
He’s not the link that will win the Knicks a championship by any means.
Is it the first-round draft pick that’s holding up this deal?
I’m sorry, didn’t Donnie Walsh just find a gem in Landry Fields in the second round?
Who cares about the first-round draft pick when the Knicks are going to have a late pick!?
In a big game, I’d much rather have Chauncey Billups than Raymond Felton.
Are we really expecting Raymond Felton to stick around after his contract runs out?
Isn’t the reason New York signed Felton to a two year deal to bring Chris Paul when his contract runs out in two years?
Billups only has two years left on his contract too.
The Knicks could probably bring back Gallo in two seasons, if he’s not too upset.
Even so, who cares?
New York would have Carmelo Anthony.
That’s the point here, folks. CARMELO ANTHONY.
Buckle down and accept the offer for ‘Melo to really make Madison Square Garden rock heading into the playoffs.
With Amar’e Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups on the roster, the only team who could definitely beat the Knicks on paper is the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference. The Knicks would stack up even better against the Miami Heat, Orlando Magic and Chicago Bulls.
This may not be every Knicks fan's greatest scenario considering Gallinari is leaving, but Anthony, Billups and Amar’e will have the Knicks competing deep in the playoffs this season.