Dec. 12, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA: Memphis Grizzlies forward Rudy Gay (22) against the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Center. The Suns defeated the Grizzlies 82-80. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Should the Knicks consider a major move?


New York sports fans are used to big moves. The Yankees are always (well used to) making moves for big name players. The Giants and Jets are always looking to improve their roster, or in the Jets case get the biggest name out there. We all know the moves the Brooklyn Nets made this summer and how they improved. Even the New York Knicks’ roomies the New York Rangers shook up their championship contending roster by adding dynamic goal scorer Rick Nash. If you don’t go get the superstars in New York you become irrelevant.

Jan 10, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) at the free throw line against the Dallas Mavericks during the third quarter at Sleep Train Arena. The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Sacramento Kings 117-112 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The Knicks have made their big move, probably the biggest in their franchise’s history, two trade deadlines ago when they acquired Carmelo Anthony. Before the Knicks traded for Anthony, they of course signed Amar’e Stoudemire, their first headline player in the decade. A few months later, the Knicks signed Tyson Chandler, completing their quest for big names while eating up most of their salary cap. The Knicks are pretty much set and due to them making these big moves the past 3 seasons, they can’t make a big splash for a player like Rudy Gay or DeMarcus Cousins, nor would they have any use for them.

Knicks’ brass has done a great job filling in and creating a roster for head coach Mike Woodson to compete with. With additions like Jason Kidd, Steve Novak, J.R. Smith, Marcus Camby, Pablo Prigioni, and Raymond Felton, the Knicks are pretty much set with their roster. I can see them making a trade for a role player but not a big move at all. Knicks management, media, and Knicks fans are all happy with this team. They don’t need to ponder in making a move at all at the trade deadline in my opinion. Obviously if a deal is offered to them that they can’t refuse that improves the team drastically, I’m all in favor for taking it.

This Knicks team is the best team this city has seen in a decade. Chemistry and trust doesn’t come on a waiver wire or on a last second trade deadline move. Team chemistry is by far the key component in winning a championship. This team has it. They have each other’s back and they core of the team has been playing together for more than a year now. This is the Knicks window to win, with this team and with these players. No need to make any big trades.

If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.

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  • Gail Barry

    I agree totally. Team chemistry is so key. I wld not trade White or Copeland for Martin. Knicks just need to stem the tide until all of their guys come back. We are a deep team. Hold on a few more weeks until Felton, Shmp, an Sheed come back-then we will be cooking w grease.

  • Mario Cardone

    I’m not sold on james white yet. Brewer now is last years fields imo, fields had good D at times and O was nearly invisible. Novak has potential to hold the team back. I’m not saying I’d trade any of them, but if the right deal came up, then MAYBE. But most likely not, and drop any of them for kmart? if anyone MAYBE white or brewer but that’s about it.