Toronto out: DeMar DeRozan, Andrea Bargnani, Landry Fields
Toronto in: JR Smith, Amare Stoudamire
New York out: JR Smith, Amare Stoudamire
New York in: DeMar DeRozan, Andrea Bargnani, Landry Fields
Why Raps: JR Smith has really proved himself to be an elite SG in this league, he can ball and shoot beyond the arc, I think he will become a dynamic scorer in this league, however his ego is on the same level as Melo so I don't know if two tigers can gel on the same team, he needs to cool it down and play for a team that lacks energy. I think JR would pair well with Gay. Stoudamire is declining fast because of his knee problem, I think he will be traded in the summer, should we take him and his horrendous contract? For Bargs, why not. I think Stoudamire can bounce back given the right team, the right coach, and the right atmosphere. We just need a pass-first PG to pass the ball to him. If he doesnt pan out, he can still be a serviceable C behind Valanciunas.
Why Knicks: The Knicks are looking to win the championship this year but not with the Heat in the conference. I don't see Melo can single handly make this team better, they need some fire tools, enters DeMar DeRozan and Andrea Bargnani. Bargnani always played well against the Knicks and I think he will gel with the Knicks and find his groove again. DeMar DeRozan will compliment C.Anthony, he's a younger JR Smith with tons of potential. Landry Fields will return to his beloved Knicks.