Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 at 8:50 am  |  16 responses

Polladaday: Carmelo Trade?

The Knicks cleared house to find a way to pry Carmelo Anthony from the Knicks. Did they give up too many pieces to make it happen?

Did the Knicks give up too much for Carmelo Anthony?

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  • Riggs

    they gave up too much but in the long run they had to do it. Everyone (including myself) was asking why the knicks just dont wait til the offseason but with the CBA looming, nothing was guaranteed.


    Melo and Smooth are HUGE pieces to the New York Knicks championship puzzle. IMHO, when this is all said and done, the Knicks pillaged the Nuggets, and they only had to throw in a STIFF (Mozgov lol) to getir done – thanks to the Knicks jedi mind tricks. Bottom line, the Nuggets will likely fall apart without Melo and Smooth’s leadership as well as their clutchness in the 4th quarter. That’s how important Melo and Smooth are to WINNING. Book it baby!

  • dsleepy

    they weren’t going to keep chandler anyway, and gallo plays the same position/would’ve come off the bench. ray felton is scoring guard, they need a pass-first pg w/amare and melo. only thing that hurts is all those draft picks.

  • http://www.nba.com/celtics lightsout

    i can see how someone would think that the Knicks ended up giving up a lot, but in the end, it will be well worth it. they now have two top 15 talents, one of whom is the second best pure scorer in the league. i feel bad for Felton, and I hope he finds success in Denver (or wherever he ends up), but Billups is still a more than solid PG, and by the time he’s on his way out, the Knicks will be in good position to make a play at either DWill or CP3. like dsleepy said, the draft picks hurt, but this was still overall a very good move by the Knicks.

  • Riggs

    I dont see why the picks hurts (other than using them for other trades) because theres nobody in the upcoming draft class that has wowed me.

  • Jake



    Remember when Celtics fans and some Boston media were throwing a hissy fit over “gutting” their roster for Kevin Garnett? Oh the memories. LOL!

  • Riggs

    @IAMORANGE: i think that was before they did the ray allen trade though. I remember they didnt want to get rid of Al jefferson though.

  • Drew

    Seattle should’ve kept Ray Allen instead of trading for Jeff Green. Can you imagine how tough OKC would be right now if they still had Ray Allen?

  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    Remember when the Bulls didn’t wanna give up Luol Deng in order to land Kobe. Boy do they regret that move.

  • Jose

    Too much given but i mean you can’t be disappointed in what you got back

  • http://google J-Ro

    Let me try to top that one Kap.
    Remember when Cleveland didnt wanna give up J.J. Hickson for Stoudamire!!

  • Jasmine

    Knicks you guys are gonna regret giving up all those guys for Carmelo!! Are you serious back to plan 1 you’ll be lucky if you go to the playoffs now!

  • http://SLAMonline.com GotHandles?

    how far would we have gotten with the dues we had? 1st round and out at best. Much easier to replace those guys than it is to get a superstar in his prime. Definitely a good move. Chauncey, Landry, Melo, Stat, Turiaf. Thats a solid team for 3 years then u build through the draft and replace the oldies.

  • LA Huey

    Chandler and Gallo are made almost superfluous by Melo’s arrival. Felton probably peaked or was close to it. A middling 1st rounder and a pair of 2nd rounders in the upcoming drafts are unlikely to produce results. Mozgov only gets half a bar…

  • http://nobulljive.com/ Enigmatic

    @LA Huey – nice Jigga reference, bro.