With Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks Ponder Next Move
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The Knicks gave up a significant number of their starters for Carmelo Anthony.
The deal was done for the future; do not count out the Knicks this season.
They now have two top all-stars Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire. They also have key contributors of veteran point guard Chauncey Billups and rookie shooting guard Landry Fields.
There is speculation about the Knicks signing Chris Paul or Deron Williams in the 2011 off-season, and Chauncey Billups's contract expires in 2011, freeing up cap space for the Knicks.
With all this in play, what is next move for the Knicks?
Dwight Howard has made it obvious that he wants to win, saying that if the Magic do not win the ring this season he will test free agency.
Possible suitors for Howard are the Lakers and Nets, but do not be surprised if Donnie Walsh and Mike Dolan decide to pursue him to New York.
Draft a point guard
During the 2008 Olympics, Chauncey pulled aside Rajon Rondo, Derrick Rose and Russell Westbrook and worked with them privately. Look at the improvement of those three point guards.
Who will the Knicks sign?
Therefore, the next move for the Knicks is to draft a point guard and have Billups develop him. Possible candidates for the Knicks could be Kemba Walker and Jimmer Fredette, but they are likely to be gone before the Knicks are on the clock.
That leaves Nolan Smith, Jacob Pullen or Brandon Knight (if he declares for the draft).
If the Knicks miss out on Howard, then they should definitely go for Paul or Williams. The smarter move would be to bring in Howard. If the Knicks add star power to their already star filled team, then can be a championship contender in the future.
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