Regarding Bargnani: He's a lot more attractive to teams in a larger package with Calderon. That's the Lakers, that is. We have to really see how things go there with Nash and Gasol. We could become the big beneficiaries in the sense that we get a good return of assets from a third team. I can see Minny's Williams, Ridnour, and Pekovic coming our way.
I wouldn't trade Bargnani
alone if we're getting a bad player and contract in return. I think Bargnani's value is still at a point where we might be able to pull off a three team trade with LA/Minny down the road. We could get Stoudemire for him, not that I'm saying we should given his contract. But I would strongly consider it, if they add young assets in Copeland and Shumpert and take one of our more onerous contracts (Fields). Bargnani
would be a great sixth man for the Knicks. There's still a lot of possibilities out there. We could then subsequently trade Calderon
for another player. If Calderon
continues to play like he is, his value is only going to get higher.