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jeffb 01-06-2012 06:41 PM

NYK trying to aquire Howard by offering Amare

The Knicks have opened talks that would send Amare Stoudemire to Orlando in a swap to rent Dwight Howard, reports Donny Marshall — former NBA player and current CSNNE reporter — on NBC SportsTalk Thursday. In the video above the talk of the trade starts at the 3:30 mark.

There are a whole lot of questions around this one. Starting with, the Knicks are not one of the teams on Howard’s list where he said he would sign an extension (Nets, Lakers, Mavericks and Magic). If they get him, the Knicks would essentially risk just renting him because Howard could opt out at the end of the season and leave with the Knicks getting no compensation. Clearly, if they got him they think they could get him to change his mind and sign long term.

Thing is the Knicks already have a good center — they just signed Tyson Chandler to a four-year, $58 million deal. Is the plan to ship Chandler out, too? Trade him to Orlando for the Hedo Turkoglu deal? Because the cost of keeping Howard (who will get a new max deal) and Chandler would put the Knicks way into the new, increasingly stiff luxury tax.

Would the Knicks really ship out Stoudemire, the guy who came in to inspire the fan base after the Knicks missed on LeBron James? That just seems cold.

This report comes just after we heard the Warriors are aggressively going after Howard as a rental.

Two things. First, if and when the Magic do decide to seriously entertain offers for Howard there will be bids from 29 other teams. He’s the best center walking the planet, a franchise anchor, you’d be foolish not to at least take a shot.

Second, if I were the Magic and were trying to get better offers out of the Nets and Lakers, I would be leaking all kinds of “hey, team X wants to give us all this just to rent Howard” rumors in an effort to drive up the price. I have no doubt Marshall heard this from a reliable source, I’m just saying this plays into the Magic’s hands. When you hear NBA rumors, think about who benefits from having that information public, it gives everything a different perspective.
Video report: Knicks willing to trade Stoudemire to rent Howard | ProBasketballTalk

Shadowfax 01-06-2012 06:49 PM

might as well start up another 28 threads regarding teams who will take a shot at aquiring this guy :thumb:...cause every team will give it a shot :)

BurrowsTheGreat 01-06-2012 07:55 PM

horrible move for the Magic, but what can they do...

Toby 01-06-2012 09:43 PM

bad idea, that would make Carmelo move to the PF spot, where he does not like to bang on defense. Probably the biggest reason he had a hissy-fit in Denver, was he had to constantly guard bigger dudes.

Toby 01-06-2012 09:46 PM

Look, Landry Fields is averaging only 4 points a game for the Knicks. You want to know why they can't win? They need more offensive production and effort from that dude.

ValanciunasFanboy 01-06-2012 09:54 PM

well, Tyson Chandler/Amare/J-Rich/Redick/Jameer + Ryan Anderson as 6th man and that bench.... that's a playoff team. And they could do some serious damage in the playoffs. Probably not a contender, at least not right away... but what can you expect after trading Dwight.
Or maybe they could even do a Tyson-Amare-Anderson-JRichardson-Nelson lineup. It might even fit SVG style better, and it's a HUGE lineup.

I'd do it.

Unless Magic don't want to spend anymore. It's an expensive roster.

LX 01-06-2012 09:57 PM

The Knicks barely beat the Wizards. I'm not sure this makes them that much better.

Toby 01-07-2012 05:26 AM

bad Dwight Howard rumor got started probably in Chicago. Media down there trying to distract the big man for tonight's game.

ValanciunasFanboy 01-07-2012 09:27 AM

btw re Tyson Chandler. when can you start trading these new signings? and when is this year's trade deadline?

Blaze 01-07-2012 07:41 PM

How would this not make the Knicks better. Dwight makes any team he's on a playoff team, with Carmelo, there a contender. However the part about 29 other teams (should be 28) will also make an offer is foolishness, especially for a rental.

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