When the Knicks traded for Carmelo Anthony, they traded away many of their complementary players who could knock down an outside shot.
While the new big three (Anthony, Stoudemire and Paul) can all get to the basket, they don’t have a lot of options once the defense collapses and their forced to kick the ball out.
Toney Douglas shows flashes of greatness off the bench but was very inconsistent last year and will likely get dealt in a trade for Chris Paul.
Landry Fields shot just under 40 percent from outside and Shawne Williams shot exactly 40 percent from outside.
But again, neither of these players is safe in a trade for Chris Paul.
If the Knicks are going to make this trade, they need to be sure they sign a few free agents to come off the bench and hit an open jump shot.
Michael Redd is available, and with his injuries, he can be acquired for an inexpensive one-year deal.