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07-17-2013, 04:13 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GWOW View Post
Trade time:

Knicks get:

Carmelo Anthony
Amare Stoudamire
Tyson Chandler
Ray Felton
Andrea Bargnani

for

Gallinari
Chandler
Mozgof
Miller
Kostas Papanikolaou
Prentezis
Osby
Rautins
Kazemi
Hill
Royce White LOL
Novak
Camby
Q-Rich
2014 1st
2014 2nd
2016 1st
2016 2nd
2017 2nd
That roster cannot win you a title. There's a difference between overhauling your roster so that it tops out at winning one, maybe two playoff rounds if you're lucky, and overhauling it to build a team that can win a championship. It's not the same thing. One team wound up with a Harden/Howard/Parsons core and has an excellent supporting cast and attractive trade assets. The other wound up with Anthony/Chandler/island of misfit toys plus Iman Shumpert. One team already has the ability to contend and still has roster flexibility. And the other team has no ability contend and no roster flexibility until 2015.

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Originally Posted by GWOW View Post
The point he's making is that Houston improved themselves the same way the Knicks did -- by freeing up cap space, trading draft picks and signing expensive free agents.

They are going to be paying Asik and Lin a combined 30 million dollars in 2015.

Yup...model franchise right there.
They went from not being a playoff team two offseasons ago to being possible title contenders. Yes, they are a model franchise. By the way, Asik and Lin's combined cap hit for the 2015 season is $16 million. That's why both of them, especially Asik, are still extremely attractive trade pieces.

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