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Howard for Amar'e and Chandler has been floated?

Posted on: January 23, 2012 12:46 pm
Edited on: January 23, 2012 7:22 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

Not all trade rumors are created equal, so with this one, I don't think much setup is needed. Via Stephen A. Smith on his ESPN Radio show in New York:
"As I told you a little bit earlier in the hour, I have some news to report about your New York Knicks.  The Orlando Magic, I will preface my statement by telling you that they have categorically denied this, but my sources tell me that they have inquired about Tyson Chandler and Amar'e Stoudemire going to Orlando for Dwight Howard.

Let me confess to you that I'm torn.  From a basketball standpoint, it would seem you do that trade in a heartbeat. You don't teach seven-feet and you don't teach the dominate and the skills that Dwight Howard has. But I like Tyson Chandler. I like the fact that he rebounds and defends."
Forget the part about how Howard isn't seven feet tall and that he kind of sort of defends and rebounds. The question is, is this really a possibility?

This isn't exactly new news though. Ken Berger of CBSSports.com wrote a couple weeks ago multiple GMs had already floated this trade idea. Now all that's happening is evidently the two sides have actually discussed it to some degree.

Here's the thing with trade talks: I wouldn't doubt that this has been "discussed." Because a lot of GMs gauge the market by dangling trade ideas to other GMs. Kind of an effort to feel another guy out, see how much he values a player and sees if maybe eventually there could be a deal put together. Or to just see what maybe the state of a trade is to know what a competitor might have to give up.

That's my feeling of this supposed inquiry by the Knicks for Dwight Howard. I also suspect 28 other teams have "inquired" about Howard's availability too. That's kind of the thing that happens when the big big man in basketball apparently is available for the right price.

Would a Howard and Carmelo Anthony tandem do any better than an Amar'e - Melo duo? Maybe, probably, but there's really no way to know. The Knicks have bigger issues than just in adding starpower. The Knicks need depth, a point guard than can control and offense and for Carmelo Anthony to play better.

The Dwight Howard discussion is fun, but it's not realistic. And quite honestly, I think Magic GM Otis Smith is gaining confidence that Howard might just want to stick around in Orlando. I think that's the best shot to take for the Magic anyway. Discussing trades is one thing. I wouldn't be surprised if a team "inquired" about Derrick Rose last week too. Doesn't mean a deal is happening.
Comments

Since: Nov 11, 2007
Posted on: February 1, 2012 6:27 pm
 

Howard for Amar'e and Chandler has been floated?

@jkiddsalt they really wouldn't be worse off afterwards.  They would be set.  Amare is injury prone and chandler is good but takes up a large portion of the pay roll.  This would free up a large chunk of room you amnesty Turk if you got him back after this year then you have a huge set of a deal after this season to create a monster big 3.  D-Will will be a free agent this offseason if he doesn't get moved to play with Howard.  He will be a  free agent and with the freed up space the Knicks can make a move and try getting D-Will to play alongside Howard and Melo.  Now you are telling me that they would be worse off what sounds Better D-Will, Howard and Melo or Tyson, Melo, Amare  Thats what I Though that first trio would be a power house.  



Since: Feb 6, 2011
Posted on: January 27, 2012 11:37 pm
 

Howard for Amar'e and Chandler has been floated?

PLEEEEEZZZZ  FIRE  D'ANTONI !!!!!



Since: Jan 27, 2012
Posted on: January 27, 2012 4:06 pm
 

Howard for Amar'e and Chandler has been floated?

FIRST OF ALL I LOVE AMARE N MELO AND EVEN CHANDLER ON EOF DA BEST CENTER OUT THERE IF IS NOT THE SECOND BEST NEXT TO D12 BJUT MY BOY AMARE IS NEVER THE SAME ANY MORE HE WAS WITH FULTON WE SHOULDNOT TREAD FULTON BOTH HIM N AMARE WERE GREAT PICK N ROLL DUO..AMARE NOT PLAYING FOR HIS MAX ABILITY HE LOOK RELAX N ALWAYS SECOND OPTION NEXT TO MELO ...HIS IS TRADABLE ..MELO IS OUR CLOSER WE SHOULD KEEP HIM ..WITH D12 ON BORD PLAYING ALONG SIDE MELO THATS WHATS UP I WISH THAT HAPPEN SOON ..



Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: January 25, 2012 12:01 pm
 

Howard for Amar'e and Chandler has been floated?

Actually Boston was first team to create a Big 3 with KG/Pierce/Allen



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: January 23, 2012 11:00 pm
 

Howard for Amar'e and Chandler has been floated?

aznnp77, you are right the Knicks were a good team before Melo came but Melo isn't the problem.  You don't add a Carmelo Anthony and get worse.  That is unless, ofcourse you break the bank to acquire Carmelo.  THAT is the Knicks problem.  They gave up too many key role players in that trade.  It was a chance the Knicks had to take but it has hurt their depth tremendously.  Another problem I see in the Knicks is Coach D'anotoni.  He didnt teach defense in Phoenix and he doesn't teach defense in New York.



Since: Feb 1, 2009
Posted on: January 23, 2012 10:21 pm
 

Howard for Amar'e and Chandler has been floated?

Did you guys forget how good the Knicks were with Amare before the Melo trade? They were an above .500 team that was halfway through a season of developing chemistry. In the end, Melo sells more tickets, and I really don't think the two can exist with the amount of ball hogging that Melo does. The value of Tyson Chandler depends on the team that's receiving him. He was a very valuable FA this offseason, but the Knicks are now viewing him as an obstacle to going after Deron Williams this offseason.


Amare and Chandler is a big salary though, so they've gotta make it work somehow. I think Duhon is still on Orlando isn't he? Thats a veteran point right there that they could use.

I think it's funny how NY, NJ, and LAL are all in a rush to create their own big 3. Miami just benefits from being the first team to do it with Lebron so they can get decent players for cheap.       
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Since: Jan 6, 2009
Posted on: January 23, 2012 10:11 pm
 

Howard for Amar'e and Chandler has been floated?

show Amare some amore,is that Melo fellow that plays Yellow!



Since: Oct 16, 2011
Posted on: January 23, 2012 9:45 pm
 

Howard for Amar'e and Chandler has been floated?

Maybe because NYC is the media capital of the world I hear more "crazy" trades out of their than any where else. 

But as to the trade, if I'm the Knicks I also want a PG in this trade, so Nelson has to come.

If I'm Orlando knowing NY is desperate I ask for 2 future picks and they take Turkolu. 



Since: Nov 30, 2011
Posted on: January 23, 2012 7:48 pm
 

Howard for Amar'e and Chandler has been floated?

Only make deal , if Howard signs extension........
If wont happen because Howard wants to be a celebrity....
more than a basketball player......



Since: Jan 4, 2011
Posted on: January 23, 2012 7:42 pm
 

Howard for Amar'e and Chandler has been floated?

Hey Billy, that's a pretty large price to pay for a guy who won't sign after this season.


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