Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade knows a thing or two about creating super teams. The Knicks have been attempting to build one of their own, and after signing Amar’e Stoudemire last off-season and trading for Carmelo Anthony during the middle of the season, the Knicks have certainly begun building a championship foundation.
Wade, however, thinks the Knicks are still one piece away from becoming a legitimate contender. While Stoudemire and Anthony are two of the best players in the NBA, Wade feels they need one more threat to reach a championship level.
“Every team over the years that has been successful has had three guys averaging at least 15 points or more,” Wade told the New York Daily News. “They need a third guy, but he doesn’t have to be the same caliber of Carmelo and Amar’e.”
There have been rumors that the Knicks are certainly looking to add that third piece. While PG Chanucey Billups came over in the Anthony trade, the speculation surrounding New Orleans Hornets guard Chris Paul is certainly creating a stir in the Big Apple. Paul will become a free agent at the end of next season, and many people are expecting him to leave New Orleans. Adding a guard as talented as Paul, in addition to Stoudemire and Anthony, could be enough to get the Knicks back in the NBA Finals for the first time since 1999.
Hopefully if New York does reach the Finals they will do a little better than Wade’s team once they get there.