- CELTICS ACQUIRE C J.NOAH & F C.ANTHONY FROM KNICKS IN EXCHANGED FOR PG T.ROZIER, SF J.BROWN, C/F'S A.JOHNSON(BUYOUT) & T.ZELLER(BUYOUT), AND j.jEREBKO(bUYOUT).
Why Celtics: They acquire 2 needs w/o having to give up draft picks. Noah, though his contract may be atrocious, is a great fit with AL Horford(teammate at UF). Melo gives the celtics that 1b option to go with star Isiah Thomas.
Why knicks? Yes you acquired 0 draft picks, but you got out of the Noah deal w/acquiring expiring contracts. Plus you could build your core for next season around Hernangomez, Porzingis, Jaylon Brown, and Rozier. Not to mention a ton of salary cap space!