As expected a BS pre-draft trade rumor has surfaced involving the New York Knicks. The BS rumor is that the Knicks are interested in trading Chauncey Billups and/or Toney Douglas for either Steve Nash or former Syracuse star and now T-Wolves point guard Jonny Flynn. How do you say nonsense in spanish? El Bull Sh*t. Why would any of the teams involved want to make this trade?
Steve Nash is 172 years old and Chauncey is 175 years old and Toney Douglas is not on Steve Nash's level....why would this make sense for them? It doesn't...
Timberwolves Perspective:At first glance you would think this would make sense for the Timberwolves as they would benefit from having a veteran leader on their team with the arrival of the "great" Ricky Rubio. However, why would the T-Wolves want an aging point guard who wouldn't want to be there? Also why would the T-Wolves want a young streaky Toney Douglas who isn't a pure point guard? Easy answer...they don't.
Bottom line, Chauncey Billups knows how to play with Carmelo Anthony and in my opinion he makes Melo a better player. So why would the Knicks want to let Billups go? Granted Chauncey didn't seem like he wanted to be here after the "Melo Drama" finally came to an end in the middle of last season. However, once Mr. Big Shot settled down in New York he learned to love being in New York City. In my opinion the way Billups showed he wanted to be here was when he took the young Toney Douglas under his wing. Also it seemed like the Knicks were coached by Billups towards the end of the season and not Mike D'Antoni - now why would a guy do all this if he didn't want to be here? The answer is simple.....he wouldn't.
The other argument I'm sure will be said is that "Steve Nash makes Amar'e Stoudemire a better player." While Nash and Amar'e had some monster years together in Phoenix - Amar'e clearly proved he does not need Nash to play at an All-Star/MVP level. With out a consistent point guard all year Stoudemire's numbers went up 2 points from the previous season with Nash. While Stat's numbers went up - Nash's numbers went down from 11.9 assists per game with Stoudemire to 8.9 assists per game this season with out Stoudemire. So does Stoudemire need Nash or does Nash need Stoudemire?
I'd bet a good amount of money this trade never goes through but it does make for an interesting debate.
When healthy Chauncey Billups is still the most clutch point guard in the NBA today....they don't call him Mr. Big Shot for nothing....why would you want to trade this guy?