New York Knicks Must Follow Miami Heat Blueprint

carmelo anthony amare stoudemire

Like we are currently seeing in the NFL, the 2011 NBA off-season is up in the air with a lockout looming.  Free agency could be delayed and completely restructured depending on the new agreement reached by the owners and players.  Still, The Sports Bank continues to break down all thirty NBA teams to see what areas they need to address in the off-season.

The New York Knicks have formed their own superstar tandem with Amare Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony.  Now the franchise must follow the Miami Heat game plan from last off-season and find the right pieces to compliment their star players.

By: David Kay

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Carmelo Anthony FINALLY Traded to Knicks

Carmelo Anthony traded

The first NBA trade deadline domino fell late Monday evening when Carmelo Anthony was finally dealt to the Knicks in a three-team trade involving twelve players.  Thank goodness because I was getting LeBron-Decision-like sick of all the rumors, reports, and speculation flooding ESPN‘s airwaves.  After weighing his options of the Knicks, Nets, or possibly staying with the Nuggets, ‘Melo decided New York is where he wanted to be.  Here’s a breakdown of the deal.

By: David Kay

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Hornets Must Find Way to Win, Keep Chris Paul Happy

Chris Paul Hornets

There is a new regime in charge of the New Orleans Hornets.  They hired a new head coach in Monty Williams and a new general manager in Dell Demps with the hopes of putting the franchise back on the winning track.  In order to successfully do that, they must keep Chris Paul happy and show him that the team is truly willing to surround him with pieces needed to win a championship.  If not, CP3 could soon be leaving the Big Easy.

By: David Kay
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Are the Knicks a Playoff Team This Season?

Amare Stoudemire Knicks

The New York basketball revolution has begun.  It did not receive the immediate boost this off-season as LeBron, Wade, and Bosh chose to join forces in South Beach rather than the Big Apple.  Still, the signing of Amare Stoudemire is the first piece to the puzzle for the Knicks to regain respectability in the NBA and compete for an Eastern Conference playoff spot.

By: David Kay
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Chris Paul Trade Possibilities

Chris Paul trade

Chris Paul is reportedly unhappy and wants out of New Orleans. The face of the Hornets apparently does not think the franchise has made the necessary moves to surround him with the talent needed to make a run at an NBA title and will sit down with management Monday to discuss his future. The end result could involve CP3 demanding a trade out of the bayou in hopes of pulling a LeBron James and aligning himself with another top tier player.

Rumored wish lists have begun to surface about where Paul would like to end up if the trigger is in fact pulled on a trade. New York and Orlando seem to his preferred destinations with Dallas and Portland also being discussed. Allow me to put my trade machine expertise to work and throw out some potential deals like Ron Burgundy throwing out sexual advances at Veronica Corningstone.

(Note: In no way I am supporting any of these trades or saying the Hornets would or should make these deals. They are clearly possible offers that would benefit all parties involved. So don’t leave a comment claiming I am an idiot for proposing these deals. Thank you.)

By: David Kay
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