Carmelo Anthony and Why the New York Knicks Have No Choice but To Wait

December 18th, 2010 by Paul Kasabian Leave a reply »
Let's play a simple game. Which starting lineup is the best?

1. Ray Felton, Landry Fields, Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari, Amar'e Stoudemire: Sixth Man: Toney Douglas.

2. Ray Felton, Landry Fields or Wilson Chandler, Carmelo Anthony, Amar'e Stoudemire, Ronny Turiaf. Sixth Man: Toney Douglas.

3a. Ray Felton, Landry Fields, Carmelo Anthony, Danilo Gallinari, Amar'e Stoudemire. Sixth Man: Wilson Chandler.

3b. Ray Felton, Wilson Chandler, Carmelo Anthony, Danilo Gallinari, Amar'e Stoudemire. Sixth Man: Landry Fields.

The obvious answer is 3a or 3b.

The Knicks, as presently constituted, are an above-average to good team. They will certainly make the playoffs in a top-heavy East, and can conceivably win a first round series so long as it's not against the top three Eastern Conference teams. That's it.

The Knicks' ceiling, however, doesn't change much by mortgaging some younger players to get Carmelo Anthony. In order for the Knicks to get Carmelo, two of the 23-and-under trio of Fields, Chandler and Gallinari will probably need to be moved, unless the Denver Nuggets get desperate and trade Carmelo for ...

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