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Rockets, Knicks talking about Anthony Randolph

Posted on: December 11, 2010 11:44 am
Edited on: December 11, 2010 11:45 am
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Posted by Royce Young

Anthony Randolph has always been considered one of the most unique, talented and gifted players in the league. And when he was traded to New York as part of the David Lee trade, the common thinking was he'd have a chance to break out some.

That hasn't totally happened yet, but Randolph may have another unique value to the Knicks. He may be the player that brings them Carmelo Anthony.

According to the New York Daily News, the Knicks have fielded several calls from different Western Conference teams regarding a trade for Randolph. One of those has been with the Houston Rockets, who would likely send back the first-round pick that the Knicks traded them in last season's Tracy McGrady deal.

Knicks president and general manager Donnie Walsh has said that he regrets giving away that pick and has been working to get a 2011 pick back. The Nuggets have made their wishes clear that a first-rounder needs to be included in a potential trade, something the Knicks don't currently have.

A couple months ago, there was news about the Knicks having a first-round pick trade available to them when they needed it. Maybe this was it.

Ken Berger's recent report that the Nuggets are now moving into trade mode with Anthony means teams will likely get a lot more serious to position themselves to get him. The Dec. 15 date is almost here when players that were acquired during the offseason can be moved (Randolph is one of those). And in Berger's report, it's clear the Nuggets will trade Anthony by the trade deadline if he's absolutely not going to sign an extension. Which he's not going to.

We've known that Carmelo wants to play in New York for a while, but the question is just whether or not the Knicks could put together an acceptable trade for him. Now, it looks like they're getting closer.

The question is, is Walsh going to have any hesitations with the team playing so well right now? Obviously a deal for Carmelo is a little bit down the line so the circumstances will likely be different. But with the Knicks having won 12 of 13, is Walsh willing to mess with what's working? I'm saying definitely yes, because all the Knicks have proven is that they're capable of beating average and bad teams, not the elite squads. The Knicks are headed in the right direction without Carmelo. So they probably feel like he might be the missing piece to something big sooner than later.
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Comments

Since: Mar 23, 2008
Posted on: December 12, 2010 5:17 am
 

Rockets, Knicks talking about Anthony Randolph

Denver does not have Amar'e!!!!!!



Since: Jan 2, 2008
Posted on: December 12, 2010 12:47 am
 

Rockets, Knicks talking about Anthony Randolph

Yes Stefins - people still watch the NBA - but as a Nets fan you probably would be better off watching pro wrestling.




Since: Dec 16, 2009
Posted on: December 11, 2010 7:51 pm
 

Rockets, Knicks talking about Anthony Randolph

The rockets need to do something because the current roster is not a playoff contender.  It's time for the rockets to start over



Since: Jul 24, 2008
Posted on: December 11, 2010 7:49 pm
 

Rockets, Knicks talking about Anthony Randolph

Good luck getting Melo to mesh in a Dantoni offense. Ive heard the Nuggets may want Danillo and Chandler in the deal and as a Nuggets fan I will crap if we get the Rockets first-rounder in that deal too. Have fun watching everyone clear out so Melo can take a 20 footer, even though he can beat about every SF in the post. This is a bad fit for the Knicks. They would be better off going after Monta Ellis or Iguodala who would flourish in the Dantoni up-tempo offense. Yeah, Melo is a name but he cant win a title with solid pieces in Denver. What is he going to do in NY?



Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: December 11, 2010 5:26 pm
 

Rockets, Knicks talking about Anthony Randolph

Knicks should just wait until next year. Anthony can come via free agency, it will be a max contract whether they trade and sign or sign as a free agent. It'll actually save the knicks some money. They can consider Anthony their first round draft pick.



Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: December 11, 2010 4:52 pm
 

Rockets, Knicks talking about Anthony Randolph

in response to STEFINS-----

Do people still watch the NBA?

lol




Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: December 11, 2010 4:50 pm
 

Rockets, Knicks talking about Anthony Randolph

forreal... i said that to my gf a couple of months ago when she asked me y i started watching wrestling again. i said if the nba keeps it up i mite as well jus watch real shit tryna b fake over shit thats suposed to b real turnin faker and faker every day. jus like this bullshit 25-game season WORLD FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE (formerly NFL) we'll have in a couple of years!



Since: Nov 13, 2008
Posted on: December 11, 2010 4:41 pm
 

Rockets, Knicks talking about Anthony Randolph

The Rockets would be stupid to make that trade.Check the Houston papers and you will find no mention of this at all.



Since: Dec 27, 2006
Posted on: December 11, 2010 4:25 pm
 

Rockets, Knicks talking about Anthony Randolph

One more thing: You have to give Donnie Walsh a big thumbs-up so far for revamping the lineup while also getting well under the cap. I'm just worried Doh-lan will insult Walsh again by doing something stupid like bringing back his horndog mutt sidekick, Isiah, in some capacity.



Since: Dec 27, 2006
Posted on: December 11, 2010 4:16 pm
 

Rockets, Knicks talking about Anthony Randolph

NYStateOfMind, Fields is a nice player but hardly priceless. The Knicks already had a better version of him in Ariza, and can get someone else to fill that role. Having 2 superstars is essential to having an elite team, you can't turn down that opportunity. If they give up Gallinari, Curry, Fields and a #1, they would have Stats, Melo, Felton, Chandler, and Turiaf as the starters. Not bad. Add one more rebounder/hustle guy to the mix and they could do some damage in the East.


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