The New York Knicks lead the Atlantic Division and are not far behind in the lead in the Eastern Conference. The odds that Glen Grunwald and the New York Knicks make a deal at the NBA trade deadline are slim, but NBA teams and GM’s are always looking to upgrade their talent and give their coach the tools to win. As long as chemistry issues do not disrupt their team, the Knicks should be looking for talent upgrades for this season and beyond. Here are some ideas:
Knicks trade Steve Novak and a 1st round pick to Dallas for Dahntay Jones and Bernard James. Novak has been under performing and with emergence of Chris Copeland he is expendable. Jones gives you great perimeter defender and Bernard James offers you solid frontcourt help and a guy who has great character.
Knicks trade Steve Novak and Marcus Camby to Charlotte for DeSagana Diop and Brendan Haywood. This would be a salary dump to give the Knicks more flexibility in the near future. The Knicks would pick up Haywood for the rest of this year and next to be their back up center for Tyson.
Knicks trade Steve Novak, Iman Shumpert and a 1st and 2nd rounder to the Grizzlies for Ed Davis, Darrel Arthur and Tony Allen. The Knicks get young up front and receive a solid defender at the 2 guard for the rest of the year. Not sold on this one though. Losing Shump would hurt, but Davis and Arthur would solidify the Knicks frontcourt for the next 3 years.
Knicks trade Steve Novak, Balkman’s expiring contract, Ronnie Brewer and a 1st rounder for Samuel Dalembert and Mike Dunleavy. Knicks would pick up 2 expiring contracts and 2 players that could help you in their playoff run.
Knicks trade Steve Novak, Marcus Camby, Iman Shumpert and a 1st rounder to the Jazz for Paul Millsap and Raja Bell and a 2nd rounder. Knicks need a low post scorer big time. Millsap is a free agent and the Jazz have an abundance of bigs.
Knicks trade Steve Novak and a 1st rounder to the Suns for Jared Dudley and Jermaine O’Neal. Dudley could be the Knicks 2nd/3rd option as well as the little tings he does that Novak doesn’t. Jermaine O’Neal might have a little left in the tank for a final postseason run.
Peter A – Knickswag