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Reportedly, the Knicks would like to trade Amar’e Stoudemire. The Celtics, in return, would send Kris Humphries and Gerald Wallace to New York. Humphries has not played much this season, while Stoudemire shows there is little difference between how he stands on and off the court. This trade is a spade for a spade. Spades that are worthless.
How far have the Boston Celtics and New York Knicks fallen? Answer: very far. I watch the Celtics, I scratch my head, make a multitude of faces — my heart breaks. It is just not the same. Boston took the heart of their team (Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett) and sent them to Brooklyn. Then, I look over at the Knicks. I think back to days of Patrick Ewing. Remember when the Knicks were an impressive team? Now it seems there is an air of desperation among the front office and on the court. The same could be said of the Celtics. Now the two teams want to meet like two middle schoolers with crappy trading card collections to see if they can make a deal. Both need to off-load bad contracts, but the only trouble is the other has nothing to offer.
I understand the Knicks want to get rid of Stoudemire. He’s a bit old for today’s game. Truly the problem for both clubs is that they would like to reinvest their money in other players. In this trade scenario, no one gets anything different, or better, than they already have on their respective rosters. This is a waste of time (and words). Stoudemire and Wallace are the same age. Wallace is a liability, because he has a mouth on him, and he’s just moving the ball around. Humphries is an add-on, an afterthought of a bargaining chip to the Knicks. I’m sure the Celtics must feel like they made a mistake in picking him up in the first place. Why on Earth did the Celts take on Humphries? The only place he had game was with Kim Kardashian, and we all saw how that worked out. He didn’t have a shot with her and neither does he have one with Boston. I would happily be rid of him. Have you seen Humphries play? He is far too tentative in my opinion. He looks like a lost puppy on the court.
Stoudemire, Wallace and Humphries are all the same. The Knicks are desperate to move Stoudemire and the same desperation is felt in the front office in Boston. Let’s just return to our corners, keep the devils we know, and wait for a better opportunity.