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Reportings again surface that Knicks and Rockets are working towards the exchange of Melo. Still trying to find a third team which offers the Knicks youth/picks theyre interested in. Heres a trade idea that could be a fit.

http://www.espn.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=yc8gwx5m

Rockets get Melo

Knicks get Bledsoe, Alex Len (s and t) with Dudley type contract or less, Suns 2018 pick from Heat

Suns get Anderson, Ntilikina, O'Quinn


Why Rockets do this: Getting Melo without giving up Eric Gordon is a must. Gordon showed last year he could put it on the floor almost as good as he can shoot it. Losing only Anderson to get their main target gives Rockets multiple lineup looks that can really score all game long.

Why Knicks do this: Knicks get to experiment with their new team minus Melo with Bledsoe at the helm. Proves to Porzingis that Knicks want to win sooner than later. Dont work by midseason??? Flip Bledsoe and pick(s) for Kyrie.

Why Suns do this: Suns lost big last year and dont figure to be much better with the same roster. Devin Booker, like Porzingis, needs to be shown that their team wants to win before the greener grass comes in F.A. Ryan Anderson seems undervalued and can add scoring punch, spacing, and much needed rebounding. Ntilikina could be the best player of the trade in the future and O'Quinn plays better defense and blocks better than Len.


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I don't think the Suns would

I don't think the Suns would do this unless they're just crazy about Ntilikina ... it leaves them without a proven point guard after Knight's injury. Ryan Anderson just creates a logjam at PF for them.

And I don't think the Knicks would give away their lottery pick just to make a Melo trade work. Bledsoe is a good player but a rebuilding team like the Knicks won't want to plan around his health.

I think ultimately Houston will have to give up one of Ariza, Gordon or Capela, in addition to Anderson, to get Melo. There's only a few teams that can use Ryan Anderson in a way that justifies his huge contract. And a lot of teams might not want to help Houston get Melo.

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Solid Points

This trade doesn't fit the timelines of the suns or the knicks.

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This trade doesn't fit the timelines of the suns or the knicks.

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This trade doesn't fit the timelines of the suns or the knicks.

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This trade doesn't fit the timelines of the suns or the knicks.

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This is just a horrible trade

This is just a horrible trade for Phoenix. They would have to be out of their mind to do this. This only helps NY and Houston. Houston gets Melo without giving up much at all. And NY gets the best of the deal, getting rid of Melo and getting Bledsoe, Len, and a 2018 pick from Phoenix?

You're way over valueing what Phoenix is getting. You can't do a trade like this saying Anderson seems undervalued. And Ntilikina could be the best player of the trade. If they are going to give up what you want them to, they better be getting way more value than this.

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The knicks aren't gonna trade

The knicks aren't gonna trade their draft pick with Melo. They are trying to unload Melo not give up any assets. I hear Melo opened his trade clause to okc and Portland don't know how true it is but read an article.

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Before the Paul George trade,

Before the Paul George trade, I thought the most sensible Melo trade for both teams was something built around Melo to OKC for Kanter.

It still makes sense if Melo is willing to be a third option on offense. Despite PERs in the mid-20s Kanter's minutes have plummeted under Billy Donovan; that seems unlikely to change. Anthony is not as horrible on defense and he can pass and hit 3s, which makes him a better third option for a contender than the black hole Kanter.

New York is going to be in the lottery again anyway. This is a chance to take a flier on a 25-year-old big who can be absolutely dominant on offense. If they can somehow elevate him to merely bad on defense, he's a keeper. If not he can either opt out in a year, or his expiring contract can probably be moved.

I don't think Portland has the assets to swing a Melo deal. NY would either have to take Evan Turner's awful contract or a boatload of kinda uninspiring players (Aminu, Davis, Vonleh, Harkless, Leonard) who don't really meet the Knicks' needs and would just take playing time away from each other.

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OKC/NYK/HOU

Melo to Houston, kanter, Capela and quarterman to Knicks, Anderson to OKC.

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