I will preface my statement by telling you that [the Magic] have categorically denied this, but my sources tell me that they have inquired about Tyson Chandler and Amar’e Stoudemire going to Orlando for Dwight Howard
Now, if the Magic did indeed inquire about Amar’e Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler for Dwight Howard, it would not work financially as it would put the Magic over the cap so it is certain SF Hedo Turkoglu would be coming to New York as well in the deal. However, if this trade were to evolve into a three-team or even a four-team deal, it would be uncertain where Turkoglu would go.
This is obviously a very interesting deal for both sides. Amar’e is a superstar without a doubt, but Dwight Howard is arguably the best or second best player in the league depending on who you ask. If the Knicks have an opportunity to acquire a player of that caliber, they cannot pass on it. While Amar’e put the Knicks back on the map last year and has done wonders for this organization and Tyson Chandler just signed recently, the National Basketball Association is and always will be a business. Players like Dwight Howard do not come around often so if the Knicks are given a chance to trade Amar’e and his injury concerns as well as Tyson Chandler, the Knicks must pull the trigger on that deal.
So if the Knicks were to acquire Dwight Howard, their big three would simply just become a big two right? Well, not exactly. Deron Williams could possibly be on the way if the Knicks acquire Dwight Howard. According to ESPN’s Chris Broussard, the Knicks are on Deron’s list of preferred teams if the Nets cannot acquire the Orlando Center. Of course, in order for Deron Williams to come to the Garden, the Knicks would need to restructure Carmelo Anthony’s contract and try to get Dwight Howard to take less than the maximum. Would that be possible? Well, it might be difficult but certainly possible if Carmelo, Dwight, and Deron are willing to take a little less in order to form an absolutely terrific trio.
But alas, that is just a fantasy for now. As of today, January 23, the Knicks have a terrific trio in Amar’e Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony, and Tyson Chandler. While the team may be struggling currently, it cannot be denied the Knicks are currently set for the future as they are now. Even if they don’t acquire Dwight Howard, the Knicks will definitely be okay and will, hopefully, be an Eastern Conference powerhouse for years to come.