Originally Posted by 100027
Originally Posted by Ballerific703
What players do we miss? We gave up Wilson Chandler, Ray Felton, Timofey Mozgov, and Gallinari. We got Carmelo, Billups, Shelden Williams, Anthony Carter and Renaldo Balkman. We gave up average players and received average players. When you break it down, we basically traded a 1st round and another pick for Carmelo. I can live with that.
Plus, Knicks had their best season last year since 92-93. We should have had a game 7 against Indiana last year but didn't handle that series like we could have. We beat Miami 3 games last year and were considered a bigger threat to Miami than Indiana.
Soooo yeah, the trade was fine.
Average to average?
Gallinari is a good player. Chandler is a good player. Felton is an average player. Mozgov is, whatever.
Billups was amnestied. Shelden Williams is NOT average, he is a non-rotation player. Anthony Carter is NOT average, he is a non-rotation player. Balkman is NOT average, he is a non-rotation player.
That's great, your best season was being beat by a better Indiana team who you had no chance of beating in a 7 game series. And now you are stuck with this forever.
The Nuggets, like I said, had a better record than you, in a harder conference, with all the players you traded away. And they have plenty of draft picks and cap space to boot....
Gallo is one of the worst defensive players I have seen. He is not missed and tore his knee up twice.
Chandler is the only one that was good and has been good but he's nothing special.
Felton is average, he's back.
Mozgov, Miss his size but he's not good.
Knicks couldn't risk losing Carmelo to another team. Trade didn't kill our team, our recent moves have killed our team. Giving Novak a ridiculous contract, trading for Bargnani, firing our GM two weeks before preseason, picking up Billups' option, Mike Woodson having a life affair with certain players.