Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010 at 10:30 am  |  19 responses

Knicks’ Plan B Includes: Iguodala, Varejao, Gibson?

Should Melo sign anywhere else, ESPN takes a guess at what the Knicks might do: “So if the Knicks can’t trade for Anthony by the Feb. 24 trade deadline, they’ve got two other potential Plan Bs in mind. In one, they may go after Philadelphia’s Andre Iguodala, who would seem to fit nicely in Mike D’Antoni’s system. Eddy Curry’s expiring contract and one other player might be enough to pry Iguodala away from the Sixers, though Philadelphia doesn’t want to give away its top player in a mere salary dump. The Knicks’ other scenario would potentially bring Cleveland’s proven role players Anderson Varejao and Daniel ‘Boobie’ Gibson to Madison Square Garden. The Knicks are aware of their need for more toughness inside and Varejao would provide that. And Gibson could fill the backup point guard spot the Knicks have been looking to upgrade. The Knicks are weighing whether those two options are better than what they could get on next summer’s free agent market.”

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  • http://google c_cantrell

    id like to see iggy play in ny

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    Really? They want a back up point guard and are looking at Gibson? Wake up, his game is similar to Toney Douglas. Both are not pass first PGs.

  • http://www.twitter.com/jtrain73 Jono

    sideshow would be amazing for them. he and amare can be as good if not better than boozer and noah. wow this might be an actual basketball team. i don’t believe amare/felton/gallo + scrubs form a worthy team for now.

  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4

    It can be argued that AI9 is not the best player in Philly especially in the system they run.

  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4

    Talent wise AI9 is the best but I was refering to how they use him. He is not the star they need. He needs to play off the ball.

  • Riggs

    sideshow bob would be a great pickup for the knicks (crazy that i am saying that). Knicks needs booby as much as a gay man does. Iggy coming to new york could be ok but then why not get rudy fernandez instead?

  • Bruno

    Amare and Iguodala together would be at least 1 highlight per game for the Knicks so it’s good but Varejao and Gibson hell no!!!

  • neaorin

    Varejao will help that team (well most teams really) and the Cavs will give him up in the right deal, because they are rebuilding and by the time they are good again Andy will be too old. Gibson is not a PG but he is young and would make a good 6th man off the bench. I think the Cavs keep him.

  • http://google c_cantrell

    varejao would actually fit perfectly into the system in which the knicks play

  • MikeC.

    The problem is, who are we giving up in these trades besides Eddy Curry’s reserved parking spot at McDonalds? I don’t want to see Wilson or Gallo going out in a trade for Sideshow Varejao. We do need depth and role players, but not at the expense of our own up and coming players. Iguodala would be tons of fun in D’Antoni’s system, but we need more shooters. Slashers, we have.

  • http://shinefluid@aol.com just bcuz

    doesnt have the same ring to it

  • T-Money

    Cleveland doesn’t even try to masquerade Booby as a shoot-first point guard anymore. He’s a shooting guard through and through – playing off the ball and guarding 2s.

  • add

    thats not a good trade for philly, the knicks have no one to offer.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    How would Varejo and Amare be better than Boozer and Noah? I don’t think so.

  • http://bleacherreport.com/articles/408237-bryant-vs-jordan-theres-still-no-debate-jordan-is-king nbk

    I heard Varejao is off the market. Either way, he is a huge upgrade of Ronny Turiaf. but they still won’t win a damn thing

  • Drew

    Iggy in NY would be awesome.

  • http://twitter.com/BeezKneezy LA Huey

    Varejao would be a great pick-up for any team. Iggy would just doom NYK to mediocrity.

  • unrel

    spike lee must be rolling over in his grave to read that his team things boobie is a ‘plan b’.. he’s more like a plan E

  • MusketeerX

    Varejao is perfect fit for this team. Booby can drill the threes (need that in this system). Love Andre, but don’t think he is what gets them to the next level…