10 Biggest offseason blunders in New York Knicks history

New York Knicks, Stephon Marbury, Eddy Curry (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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1. Trading for Eddy Curry

The worst move by president of basketball operations Isiah Thomas and one of the worst in NBA history was acquiring Eddy Curry via a sign-and-trade in October of 2005. New York gave up a first-round pick, a first-round pick swap, two second-round picks, and three veterans to land Curry and Antonio Davis. It was the picks and the massive six-year contract worth $60 that the seven-footer signed that made this trade an absolute disaster.

Curry had three productive statistical seasons in New York, but the team won just 79 games over that stretch.

They gave up the number two pick in 2006 because of the trade, and LaMarcus Aldridge was selected. The Knicks would have loved to have LMA in New York over Curry, who was so bad over the final three years of the deal that he played a total of ten games. Personal life issues got in the way, but the trade impacted the franchise for years after Curry was gone.

The Bulls also got Joakim Noah out of the pick swap in 2007, who was quickly better than Curry. This trade was an absolute disaster that caused the Knicks to miss the playoffs for five straight years.

The New York Knicks have done well acquiring assets and they are primed to acquire the next star that hits the market, and it could come as soon as this offseason. Will it go down as another front-office blunder or a franchise-altering move that gets the franchise back into contention? Stay tuned to find out.