There have been two big stories in the NBA news pages in the past few weeks or so. The first is the emergence of New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin from basically out of nowhere and the second is the speculation on the landing spot for coveted Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard.
Now, how do both of those things correlate between each other? Well, with Linsanity taking off, some Knicks fans and writers think that the team does not need Carmelo Anthony anymore claiming he ruins the system that has been set forth by head coach Mike D’Antoni.
One could argue that Anthony is one of the most prolific scorers in the league today and that Anthony helps the Knicks just as much as anyone else does.
The question that is being asked nowadays is if the Knicks could let Anthony go for the right price. That right price being the Magic’s Howard.
League sources are saying that for the Knicks to land Howard, they would have to send a package of Anthony and Tyson Chandler to Orlando for Howard and Hedo Turkoglu.
The Knicks have one of the deepest teams and one of the best teams in the league if they’re playing together. The Knicks also sent a ton to Denver last year to acquire Anthony in order for him to “come home.”
This begs the question, should the Knicks give up this package for Howard if D12 expresses interest in heading to New York?
It is a tough question to answer given that the Knicks are eighth in the conference and have a very good team regardless if they trade for Howard.
Knicks owner James Dolan might have to balk at the decision come March 15 but it will surely be interesting to see what happens if a trade does happen if there is any interference from the NBA.
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