By Brian Chinni Jr.
Knicks Plan to Destiny works in different stages. Not all of them are easy to swallow, but sometimes these roads are necessary to go down, although times unpopular. The New York Knicks are at a crossroads of sorts. Should they stay on the same course or take the fork in the road and create a new path to a new destiny? Here is my possible 2 year rebuild.
Tyson Chandler and a 2014 2nd Round Pick
TO OKC FOR
Perry Jones III, Kendrick Perkins, and a 2014 1st Round Pick
Iman Shumpert, Andrea Bargnani, 2016 2nd Round Pick
TO PHX FOR
Emeka Okafor, 2014 1st Round Pick (Minnesota Top 13 Protected)
J.R. Smith and Raymond Felton
TO SAC FOR
2015 2nd Round Pick, Isaiah Thomas, Jason Thompson and Jimmer Fredette
Fire Mike Woodson. Hire Herb Williams to be interim coach.
Draft bigs and role players for future with 2 first round picks
(i.e. Perry Ellis, Aaron Gordon, Mitch McGary, Doug McDermott)
(i.e. Jeff Van Gundy, Phil Jackson, Tom Thibodeau, etc.)
Re-sign Carmelo Anthony
Re-sign Isaiah Thomas
Rebuild w/ young players and Carmelo
Suffer through ups and downs
Assuming we have a mid-round pick, draft more big men and guards
Dump salaries in: Amar’e Stoudemire, Okafor, Peace and Perkins.
Sign 2 of the Following FA:
Rajon Rondo, Lebron James, Kevin Love, LaMarcus Aldridge or Kyrie Iriving
(I Recommend Love and Rondo)
Sign other young Center/Forward/Guard
Enter the 2015 season with a roster of:
PG: Rajon Rondo, Isaiah Thomas, Toure’ Murray
SG: Tim Hardaway Jr., draft pick, low-level Free Agent
SF: Carmelo Anthony, Perry Jones III
PF: Kevin Love, Jason Thompson, 2014 Draft Pick, Free Agent
C: 2015 Draft Pick, 2014 Draft Pick, Free Agent
These are my ideas. The Knicks must decide what to do in this tough situation. This plan of destiny that I have given you is one way to do it. Some will like it and some will despise it. We Knicks fans are very passionate about our team, and I think we can all agree that CHANGE needs to come to this team. My idea is a complete rebuild with the re-signing of Melo in the mix. This new roster is a chance I decided to take, but to do nothing and keep it the way it is now is not an option in my level-headed thinking.