Is it Time for Knicks to Trade Stoudemire?
It was stated that the teams scheduled to be way under the salary cap — the lottery likes of New Orleans, Cleveland, Sacramento, Portland, and Brooklyn, and the winning likes of Boston and Indiana — might use their flexibility to gamble that (Amar’e) Stoudemire will stay relatively healthy and give them some needed starpower and size.
Fifteen minutes into the conversation, the executive was sold.
“Now that we’re talking through it,” he said, “yes, I think Amare can be traded. If Gilbert Arenas can get traded, anyone can get traded. Every year there’s a guy you think can’t get moved, or a free agent asking for a figure you think he’ll never get, and it always happens because it only takes one team.”
So there it is: The Knicks need to find that team for Stoudemire.
They need to trade Stoudemire, a guy who fit with the Mike D’Antoni Knicks of Danilo Gallinari and Wilson Chandler and Raymond Felton, a guy who no longer fits with the Mike Woodson Knicks of Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler.