Last year the New York Knicks made a big splash by trading for Carmelo Anthony. They Knicks gave up a lot of to land the star SF, and quite frankly, He hasn't lived up to the hype. I know that some people want to blame the coach for Melo's drop in production, but this simply isn't the case. LeBron James had different coaches and is still leading MVP voting. Kobe Bryant has a new Coach this year and is leading the NBA in Scoring. Melo is having career lows and noone is to blame, but Carmelo Anthony.
Would it be a smart idea for the Knicks to trade away their lack luster star though? When Melo was out with injury the Knicks went 7 straight without a loss and surprising players were actually able to shine. Since the All-Star break the Knicks have only won one game and are at risk of losing the 8th seed in the playoffs. The trade deadline is coming up and the question has to be asked, is it time to make some sort of trade to fix the Knicks?
Rumors are saying that the Knicks could have Dwight Howard for Tyson Chandler and Carmelo Anthony AND Dwight would be willing to sign a long term contract to stay with the Knicks. This move would actually free up some money for the Knicks too. As good as Chandler has been for the Knicks Dwight Howard is better Offensively and Defensively. Getting rid of Melo would also bring back the fluid Offense that the team had while he was on the bench.
It has been very evident that the 2nd unit for the Knicks is actually better than the starting unit and that is just strange. The Knicks need to figure out a way to become a better team and fast. They have far too much talent to lose this many games. Chemistry goes a long way and it may be time to admit that Melo does not fit in with the rest of the team.
What do you think? Should the Knicks trade Carmelo or any other player, or should they wait and see if the team can perform better?