The New York Knicks have had a lot of questions surrounding the future of their franchise surface lately, from drama surrounding head coach Mike Woodson to the ever present mystery about Carmelo Anthony. With Anthony starting to become more vocal about wishing to stay in New York, the Knicks seem to be taking their foot off the gas pedal when it comes to making trades.
While they’ve been mentioned in a slew of rumors from trading away Iman Shumpert and Tim Hardaway Jr, to acquiring Blake Griffin and Kenneth Faried, the buzz in New York is about to die down. According to Steve Kyler from Basketball Insiders, the Knicks feel good where they are and will likely stand pat at the deadline.
.@cimdog747: How bout the Knicks? Any possible trades? —> casually talked about that. Did not get the sense that change was coming.
— Steve Kyler (@stevekylerNBA) February 15, 2014
This may bother some fans hoping the team would make a splash, but all efforts seem focused on keeping Carmelo Anthony happy, and blowing up the team could send the wrong message to a guy who seems very willing to sign long-term in the summer.