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Knicks have deal to move Anthony Randolph for first-round pick

Jan 13, 2011, 11:03 AM EDT

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As it seems with everything lately, it all comes back to what Carmelo Anthony wants. And nobody seems to really know what he will do.

If Anthony tells Denver it is “Knicks or bust” — killing the stalled big trade with the Nets — the Knicks can make a move to get a first round pick, something the Nuggets are demanding with any deal.

To get it, they would ship Anthony Randolph off to Minnesota, the New York Post reports. This is basically a confirmation of a long-standing rumor that this deal was in place, although the Post also reports Knicks GM Donnie Walsh isn’t convinced this is a good idea.

Randolph came to the Knicks this summer as part of the David Lee deal, and many — us included — thought he would blossom in the Mike D’Antoni system. Turns out, like Don Nelson before him, D’Antoni doesn’t really trust Randolph and he gets very little run.

Still there is a lot of potential, and the Wolves are a team in a place to give him minutes to see if he can turn all those gifts into reality. The Knicks could then try to turn that pick into ‘Melo and another superstar to play next to Amar’e Stoudemire.

But it all comes back to what Anthony wants. Whatever that is.

  1. bigtrav425 - Jan 13, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    This is gettin out of control

  2. ericreives - Jan 13, 2011 at 11:59 AM

    The Knicks get a trade exception and a first round pick, since the T’Wolves can just absorb the contract because of their cap room. The Knicks will have more cap room now. Makes sense, but I think they should try to get center for Anthony Randolph. Something of value since they probably don’t have the package to Anthony, though positioning to try to get him isn’t a bad thing.

  3. thestudiokida - Jan 13, 2011 at 3:40 PM

    Fiddy Cent got ’em goin’ outta control!!

  4. silverdeer - Jan 13, 2011 at 4:22 PM

    I say let him go to NY. It is very apparent that he wants to play for the Knicks. The Nuggets should take what they can get and run with it. Besides that way we dont have to see crap about his divaness every day. Someone get him a Snickers bar.

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