With Carmelo Anthony still likely to remain in New York following the February 20 trade deadline, you have to wonder what other moves the New York Knicks have up their sleeve.
You can count Melo among the company that doesn’t believe the Knicks will be able to make any moves by the deadline.
‘Melo has very low expectations for what the Knicks will be able to do before the trade deadline, writes Marc Berman of The New York Post.
“I don’t know man, I don’t know who’s tradeable, who’s on the block. Not many people that I think can come right now in February and change our whole season around. This is a difficult time.”
That is something that I have believed pretty much all season. The Knicks front office isn’t smart enough to move the necessary pieces to bring in talent to bring in young talent and draft picks to prepare for the future and they don’t have anything of value to trade in order to bring in an All-Star caliber player to improve the team for the short term.
Melo isn’t the only one as most people think the Knicks will have major difficulties moving anyone.
That includes Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders reports (via Twitter), who reports that the Knicks roster looks to be set for now as no trades appear imminent in New York.
At the end of the day I think we could see a minor move maybe involving backup point guard Beno Udrih, but the lack of overall trade assets will ultimately prevent the Knicks from doing anything of substance.