Reacting to H.H’s ridiculous potential NY Knicks trade article

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As we know, I enjoy finding hypothetical trades involving the NY Knicks online and ripping them apart, but it’s been quite a while since I had to aim my crosshairs at another FanSided site.

Today’s target is the Boston Celtics page, Hardwood Houdini.

What maybe makes this trade even worse than it is is that the author, Andrew was once a die-hard Knicks fan prior to taking over the Celtics page.

I know the man personally, he loved the Knicks, and this is what makes this atrocious trade so difficult to stomach.

Here’s the trade:

In the deal, the Knicks send out Kemba Walker and Immanuel Quickley while receiving back Dennis Schroder and Dean Wade.

Should the NY Knicks consider this 3-team trade?

Here’s Andrew’s logic towards the deal:

"If Leon Rose was able to land Dennis Schroder and trade away Kemba Walker in one fell swoop, the MSG faithful would continue to praise his performance, especially after he just landed Cam Reddish from the Atlanta Hawks. Perhaps a professional pairing with R.J. Barrett could benefit both former BlueDevils.Losing Immanuel Quickley hurts, but Dean Wade could add another hybrid forward to clear up their guard rotation even more."

My question; How in the heck does this trade make the Knicks any better?

Was the entire NBA’s stance on Schroder not made clear enough this offseason when nobody was willing to pay him a starter’s salary?

Schroder fumbled the bag when he was offered a 4-year, $84 million deal from the Lakers and turned it down, only to sign a prove-it type of deal with the C’s worth $5.9 million for 1-year.

Now he’s in literally any and every fake trade scenario I’ve found on the internet.

Schroder isn’t having a bad season by any means, but I don’t see him as being that much of an upgrade over Kemba Walker.

If Kemba played 31 minutes a night, he’d average 16, too.

And if the Knicks were to target a Point Guard that they’d have to give a big contract to next season, I’d much rather it be someone like Jalen Brunson. 

Schroder is nothing more than a high-level 6th man and the Knicks already have one of those in Derrick Rose.

Schroder has proven time and time again that he’s not a starting-caliber Point Guard.

And don’t even get me started on Dean Wade…

The last thing the Knicks need is ANOTHER Power Forward who’s too big to play the 3 and too small to play the 5.

It would create another logjam at yet another position.

To say Leon Rose would ‘be praised’ for this kind of a move is asinine.

As of today, I think Immanuel Quickley has more trade value on his own than the combination of Wade and Schroder.

The hardest of passes…

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