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Today I had surprising and not so surprising news. A few weeks ago I wrote an article about the Knicks potential trade partners. I wrote an article about the Knicks trading for Andrea Bargnani, the Italian born forward/center. The one reason I decided not to publish this article was because I thought Andrea was not a Woodson type of player. I guess I am about to be proven wrong.
Andrea Bargnani from day one in the league has underachieved. He possesses a sweet stroke from the perimeter for a 7-footer, but lacks limited inside presence to be a franchise player and a number one option. With the Knicks, Andrea slides into the PF spot, and the number 2 option behind Melo.
How He Helps STAT and Tyson:
Andrea could help stretch the floor when Tyson is at center, allowing him to roam for put-backs and alley-oops. When Amar’e is on the court, Andrea will give STAT the chance to roam as well. New York could drop the ball into Stoudemire clear out and allow him to dominate with some “Hakeem-esque” moves. With Andrea in the game, the lane will be wide open for players to drive and kick. He is a drop-dead shooter with exceptional range from the 3.
This potential/official move gives the Knicks the perfect PF to share time with STAT, resulting in Stoudemire’s minutes stabilizing at a solid 20-25 minutes, and security if he happens to go down with injury.
The Only Negative:
The only negative to this move could be his lack of rebounding and defensive issues. I understand that he is here to give the Knicks an offensive boost and open the floor for STAT and Tyson to do their work in the paint. So with that said, if Woody can get Andrea to buy into the defense, then this move will be justified.
Goodbye to Camby and Novak:
Losing players like Marcus Camby and Steve Novak upsets me a little, but Novak was buried on the bench and Camby could not stay healthy. The time is now for the Knicks. They need contributors, not players that can’t get a shot off, or players that can’t stay healthy. Also, along with the 2 players, the Knicks are reported to lose a 1st rounder (most likely 2016) and maybe a 2nd rounder. Giving up any draft picks is always a risk, but to turn these players and a couple of draft picks into a 7 foot shooter, is a positive move for the Knicks.
This potential move will also give the Knicks the chance to let Melo get back to his natural position of SF. He will not solely play at the SF, but at some points in the game, depending on match-ups, he will slide back and forth to the PF-SF. This move could be a potential game changer for the Knicks offensive woes. Stay tuned!
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