With trade rumors swirling more and more every day, I have to point out one that really caught my attention. “Kyrie to New York” has been in discussion – maybe Carmelo heads there with picks and kickers, who knows…
(Personally, I don’t see this trade happening, but bear with me because this “what could have been” is wild…)
And guys, what is going to infuriate you (if you’re a Knicks fan) because it sure as hell infuriated me… Is that THAT Cavaliers team – one that would include the likes of Lebron, Carmelo, JR Smith, Iman Shumpert and Jose Calderon… Would’ve been the exact same Knicks team had in 2014, if we got our wish that off-season (when a certain GOAT left Miami) and Lebron came to sign and win one for New York.
Okay, I get that he wasn’t really ever going to come to New York… I guess that’s not really where I’m going, buuuut this is a strong “what could have been…”
That New York team needed help, sure, but it had young guys like Tim Hardaway Jr **the first time around**, Lance Thomas, and STAT – even on his last legs – was a force (when he played).
This Cavs team, potentially, could be what the Knicks COULD HAVE BEEN three years ago… And you know what will piss me off?
This time around – THEY’LL BE GOOD.
Now, I’m not saying they’ll win an NBA Title or anything… But they’ll be a force for sure, with “Team USA Melo” instead of “angry, disgruntled, always-in-trade-rumors Melo“.
And seeing these faces…
…being on a winning NBA franchise – NOT the New York Knicks – but the CLEVELAND CAVALIERS… THAT will piss me right off.
What could have been…
The Decision Still Haunts Me,