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The New York Knicks opened their Summer League this past week. Thus comes many questions about their current roster. With the Miami Heat on the horizon with the additions of LeBron James and Chris Bosh, just what moves will the Knicks front office make to improve for the upcoming season? In this summer’s free agent frenzy the Knicks added Amar’e Stoudemire but that will not be enough to compete on a nightly basis with perennial powerhouses such as The Boston Celtics, Orlando Magic, and now the Miami Heat.
Eddie Castro This week, some “Eye-Popping” news hit the sports world as multiple sources indicate that All-Star player and New Orleans Hornets point guard Chris Paul has informed the Hornets front office he would like to be traded. The 25- year old star is coming of knee surgery and has fully recovered. Paul has said he would like to play for a playoff=contending team. On his wish list are teams like the Magic, Knicks, Mavericks, and Trail Blazers. The weekend of LeBron’s decision, Chris Paul attended Nuggets guard Carmelo Anthony’s wedding, which took place in New York. According to reports, Paul made a toast jokingly referring to a possible trio of Stoudemire, Anthony and himself in New York. “We’ll form our own Big Three”, uttered Paul. Witnesses say that Spike Lee nearly fainted of the thought.  Apparently, Paul wasn’t joking about being traded.
The rumors of Tony Parker coming to the Big Apple have died out, primarily due to David Lee signing with the Golden State Warriors. Maybe Chris Paul should’ve been the Knicks first option. After all, he’s in the prime of his career, often consistent, and can bring 25 points, 12 assists a night if need be. So that would seal a hole in the Knicks point guard spot if a trade pulls through. It is also very interesting to know that Carmelo Anthony has a 3-year/ $68 million dollar contract extension from Denver, which still remains on the table. The Nuggets have gone on record indicating that they have “no interest” in trading Carmelo Anthony, however, it will be a very interesting saga to see what occurs should Anthony decides not to take Denver on their offer. As for Paul, the ball is on his court. A meeting occurred with Chris Paul and the Hornets front office, and at the moment, things seem to not favor the Knicks, then again, many athletes have said they are committed to their team and end up elsewhere.
The Knicks may have a new General Manager before the season begins with current GM Donnie Walsh’s health issues. The candidates for the job are former Knicks GM Isiah Thomas, and former Knicks player and current assistant to Donnie Walsh Allan Houston. Whoever lands the job has huge shoes to fill. Can the Knicks get Chris Paul despite the Hornet’s last push to keep him? Will Paul be on the trade market? And are the Knicks in Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony’s wish list. Speculations heat up day- by-day and if the Knicks can get Chris Paul and can convince Carmelo Anthony to stroll into town, it will give the Knicks fans hope for New York basketball once again.

The New York Knicks opened their Summer League this past week. Thus comes many questions about their current roster. With the Miami Heat on the horizon with the additions of LeBron James and Chris Bosh, just what moves will the Knicks front office make to improve for the upcoming season? In this summer’s free agent frenzy the Knicks added Amar’e Stoudemire but that will not be enough to compete on a nightly basis with perennial powerhouses such as The Boston Celtics, Orlando Magic, and now the Miami Heat.This week, some “Eye-Popping” news hit the sports world as multiple sources indicate that All-Star player and New Orleans Hornets point guard Chris Paul has informed the Hornets front office he would like to be traded. The 25- year old star is coming of knee surgery and has fully recovered. Paul has said he would like to play for a playoff=contending team. On his wish list are teams like the Magic, Knicks, Mavericks, and Trail Blazers. The weekend of LeBron’s decision, Chris Paul attended Nuggets guard Carmelo Anthony’s wedding, which took place in New York. According to reports, Paul made a toast jokingly referring to a possible trio of Stoudemire, Anthony and himself in New York. “We’ll form our own Big Three”, uttered Paul. Witnesses say that Spike Lee nearly fainted of the thought.  Apparently, Paul wasn’t joking about being traded.The rumors of Tony Parker coming to the Big Apple have died out, primarily due to David Lee signing with the Golden State Warriors. Maybe Chris Paul should’ve been the Knicks first option. After all, he’s in the prime of his career, often consistent, and can bring 25 points, 12 assists a night if need be. So that would seal a hole in the Knicks point guard spot if a trade pulls through. It is also very interesting to know that Carmelo Anthony has a 3-year/ $68 million dollar contract extension from Denver, which still remains on the table. The Nuggets have gone on record indicating that they have “no interest” in trading Carmelo Anthony, however, it will be a very interesting saga to see what occurs should Anthony decides not to take Denver on their offer. As for Paul, the ball is on his court. A meeting occurred with Chris Paul and the Hornets front office, and at the moment, things seem to not favor the Knicks, then again, many athletes have said they are committed to their team and end up elsewhere.The Knicks may have a new General Manager before the season begins with current GM Donnie Walsh’s health issues. The candidates for the job are former Knicks GM Isiah Thomas, and former Knicks player and current assistant to Donnie Walsh Allan Houston. Whoever lands the job has huge shoes to fill. Can the Knicks get Chris Paul despite the Hornet’s last push to keep him? Will Paul be on the trade market? And are the Knicks in Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony’s wish list. Speculations heat up day- by-day and if the Knicks can get Chris Paul and can convince Carmelo Anthony to stroll into town, it will give the Knicks fans hope for New York basketball once again.

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