Make It Happen, Donnie: Why the New York Knicks Must Aquire Chris Paul

July 22nd, 2010 by Hardcourt Mayhem Leave a reply »
So far I’d have to give the Knicks a solid B for this off season.  They signed Amare Stoudamire, Raymond Felton, traded for three young assets in Anthony Randolph, Ronnie Turiaf, and Kelenna Azubuike, and stock piled three future second round picks. 

Couple that with the young nucleus of Toney Douglas, Danilo Gallinari, and Wilson Chandler and the makings of a competitive lower seeded playoff team are definitely a possibility.

Yet Donnie Walsh’s job isn’t complete for this off season.  Last night the league's best point guard Chris Paul came out and requested a trade to New York, Los Angeles, or Orlando.  I’m sure teams like Portland and Dallas will also be in play, but the mear fact Paul mentioned New York on his wish list means we’re heading in the right direction.

The 26-year-old Paul is definitely in the conversation as the leagues best point guard along with Derron Williams and Rajon Rondo.  In four professional seasons Paul has averaged 19.3 ppg and 10 apg. 

Injuries limited Paul to only 45 games last season but he still averaged 18.7 ppg and 10.7 apg.  When last h ...

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