The New York Knicks are reportedly ready to swing for the fences in regards to a deadline trade in the next few weeks, but that won’t involve trading Carmelo Anthony. That’s the word from Sam Amick of USA Today who suggests the Knicks are not looking into trading Anthony rather than losing him for nothing come this offseason as Anthony could potentially become a free agent.
The moral of this story, though, is that the Knicks have decided to think big leading up to the deadline. And no, for anyone wondering, those big ideas are not thought to include the idea of trading Anthony before the deadline rather than possibly losing him for nothing in the summer.
As reported earlier, it’s likely the Knicks will make yet another attempt to trade for Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, hoping to pair the former Kentucky guard with Anthony – giving him reason to stay with the Knicks beyond this year.
It won’t be easy given the Knicks lack of draft picks and iffy contractual scenarios, but it looks like they’re going to do what they can in effort to get another big name next to Anthony before the NBA’s trade deadline passes.