New York Knicks
Even Trade Both Teams
I think both teams won.
The Nuggets won any trade at that point because they traded a player for multiple players and draft picks who was going to leave as a free agent no matter what in 27 games.
The Knicks won because they got a star player who they wanted even if they had to give up some players/draft picks they may have wanted to keep otherwise.
Knicks started 6-0 and Nuggets 4-5.
Now the standings are: Knicks 33-20 (.623) and Nuggets 36-22 (.621). Also the Nuggets had a better record prior to this year from the trade. I did not think the Nuggets would have as good a record as the Knicks this year, but they caught up and not sure how.
"Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships."
- Michael Jordan
Thanks MJ-Bulls for the picture.
Having said that how can it not be even? Denver lost a franchise cornerstone and didnt skip a step, the Knicks are finally relevant after over a decade of crap.
Now someone bring back the Jeremy Lin thread and we'll be all set!
But yea team records aren't how you judge trades, would be like saying OKC won the Harden trade because they have a better record than HOU.
DEN was already a much better team with young players waiting in the wings to take over.
We both got what we wanted. Den plays in the West which is much tougher but they also have the biggest advantage at home. I mean look at their road record compared to home. I don't see them winning a playoff series that way.
The Knicks won the trade because the Knicks are title contenders with a deep roster that has blown out the Heat twice this year without Melo without Stat and some other players while the Nuggets have a good team that can win games but doesn't have a good chance to make it out of the west due to lack of star power...(Melo)
Knicks aren't title contenders. They have regressed in every facet I said they would regress in when this thread was going on.
Nuggets kill them in the SRS, have younger players, and no bad contracts. So, Nuggets are statistically better this year and don't have the burden of the aging curve + bad contracts in the future. Nuggets would be considered a title contender in the East.
Vegas sees the Knicks as the 5th most likely team to win it all (behind Heat, Spurs, Clips, OKC). Obviously its not the best way to gauge anything but its interesting to note because like it or not, those guys have millions of dollars on the line to be right and more often than not they are.
Last edited by D-Leethal; 02-27-2013 at 02:37 PM.
Javale Mcgee isn't a bad contract. Fair deal there. Karl just gotta use him more.
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