Phil Jackson attended classic New York Knicks basketball last night which saw them losing 127-96 to the Los Angeles Lakers. The Knicks were previously looking to continue their winning streak, but ran into the Western Powerhouse. Phil took it all in stride and commented “We’re in a talent hunt, we have to bring in talent”. It looks like things are about to change at the garden. Holding teams to 51 point quarters just doesn’t cut it like it used to.
“Fifty-one points,” Jackson said. “When it’s 35 points you start to get worried. When it’s a 51 point quarter, that’s really awful.”
These must be scary times for James Dolan who is now reconsidering the whole thing. Isiah Thomas hasn’t picked up all day and there’s no telling how the Knicks will weather this ‘talent hunt’ idea. Prigioni would never be getting 20 minutes a game if Isiah was still there! Or off the bench.. Or on the team. Just ask David Lee.
Let’s run some dream Memphis Grizzlies trade scenarios that might be of interest to the Knicks.
Grizzlies Trade Scenarios:
Randolph has already once played for the New York Knicks. He has that Knicks connection. Phil Jackson probably can’t offer much given the state of the Knicks roster, but perhaps the Grizzlies would accept Chandler and Shumpert to bring ZBO back to the garden. ZBO would dominate the paint and should become the team’s primary scorer which leaves Carmelo in trade scenario #2.
While unlikely, perhaps getting Marc Gasol and Pau for that matter on the Knicks is possible. Carmelo would most likely not sign in Memphis but a three way trade involving the Los Angeles Lakers getting Carmelo while the Knicks get the Gasol brothers is an intriguing possibility. Phil Jackson also has the Buss connection, with his wife Jeanie Buss stating she’s the boss recently. Will her brother still get the last word and inform Phil he’s canceling a trade at 4am to trade for Raja Bell instead though? Can never be too sure.
Any of these players will finally give the Knicks what they need, a chance to stop these star loaded Lakers.