soupfly wrote:Amare for Deron Williams (Sign and Trade) and the Knicks will not match Nets' offer sheet to Jeremy Lin. Of course this is all contingent on Jeremy Lin wanting to go to Brooklyn.
I would essentially be an Amare + Lin for DWill swap although Lin will technically not be traded.
Knicks do this in a heart beat for all the obvious reasons. Plus they save their MLE and can use it to find a new starting power forward.
Nets have to do this because they can't lose DWill for nothing and I doubt he's going to re-sign with the current roster of the Nets. Amare is a huge risk but the Nets are one of the few teams that are in a position where they have to take that risk (new arena, need to be relevant, need star power) and can also afford to take the risk. Plus they get JLin who will be even more important in terms of making the Nets relevant. Starting lineup of Lin, Brooks, Wallace, Amare, Lopez with Humphries, Morrow, Green, Farmar...won't play alot of defense but that's a play-off team.
It makes sense for both teams in my opinion. Don't know if DWill or Lin would want to swap teams but would be something in NY if that happened.
I love this move because it makes so much sense for both clubs.
We need that PG that will help us in our Win Now mode mentality & Lin will still be in NY only thing is he'll be entering Brooklyn. Do you know how much Brooklyn can use the promoting & advertisements on Linsanity? To even add more to that the Nyets are a young team already & they're pretty much in rebuild mode if Deron leaves. With this move they won't have to keep worrying if Deron will leave & if he does leave who will fill his spot.
If Dolan & Prok don't do this because of personal ego's then that would be pretty sad.