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The buzz lately is the New York Knicks organization pondered and pursued teams in an effort to trade Amar’e Stoudemire, which would have been the stupidest move all year.
When you look around the NBA you don’t see teams trading away their talent.
Until you stop at the Knicks for a moment and, “oh them” crosses your mind. Then you think about before Stoudemire arrived and how asinine the front office was, for what felt like ages.
The moment Donnie Walsh became a memory the Knicks organization felt it was imperative to return to their old ways.
The Knicks must’ve been looking to obtain draft picks because I can’t imagine why Andrea Bargnani would have been the perfect substitute.
Yeah he is a little bit taller. But he scores and doesn’t rebound. Even Stoudemire’s 6.1 rebounds for his career are enough to beat Bargnani’s.
And unless Bargnani became a defensive stopper last night I don’t understand their logic.
Dwight Howard was also rumored to be an interest of the Knicks but Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler wasn’t enough. Howard isn’t looking too good with Kobe Bryant right now in Los Angeles by the way.
Trading down for youth would have weakened the roster with all of its veterans. The Knicks would have been waiting a year or two for those draft picks to materialize.
My thoughts exactly what were they thinking.
If you look at the team the Knicks put on the floor Stoudemire has a place in that mold somewhere. Whether it may be the starting five or as a sixth man, both would benefit the Knicks.
If one happens to question Stoudemire’s maturity on the basis of the fire extinguisher incident, you’re not familiar with Stoudemire’s history.
Having a mother in and out of jail for a thirteen year old isn’t easy. Stoudemire didn’t play organized basketball until the age of fourteen, and was drafted out of high school.
Talk about conviction, maturity, and hard work. The same message we send to our children when it comes to achieving their dreams.
People are saying Stoudemire coming off of the bench would be great, but Stoudemire anywhere for the Knicks is a plus.
I don’t think we have to question if Stoudemire will accept the role.
I’m ashamed that the Knicks front office can’t be trusted to make decisions the same way Walsh did, as GM. Trading Stoudemire would have not been the shrewdest move even if you could get a first round draft pick next year.
Stoudemire will have a lot to prove when he returns to the basketball court, his sanctuary.
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