When we think of incompetent sports franchises, a few names come to mind.
Cleveland Browns:. Last NFL Championship, 1964.
Toronto Maple Leafs:. Last Stanley Cup Championship, 1967.
Seattle Mariners:. Zero American League Pennants, zero World Series appearances.
New York Knicks: One playoff series win since 2000. Last NBA Championship, 1973.
According to ESPN, The Dallas Mavericks have agreed to a trade with the New York Knicks for All-Star forward Kristaps Porzingis, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Thursday.
The trade also includes the Knicks sending Courtney Lee and Tim Hardaway Jr. to the Mavericks in return for Wesley Matthews, Dennis Smith Jr. and DeAndre Jordan. The deal may also include draft assets.
The Knicks gave up a young, talented, all-star for two players who are on the downside of their careers. Jordan is 30 years old and Mathews is 32. None of these players will make the Knicks better in the short-term or long term. We aren’t sure what draft picks the Knicks will get in this trade but does anyone have confidence they will pick the right player from college? Since 2000, the Knicks have drafted two players that have made the all-star team. David Lee and Prozingis, and both were traded right away. New York had a chance to draft Dennis Smith and they chose Frank Ntilikina instead.
Knicks fans are arguing that they now have two max contracts going into this off-season. How did that workout in 2010, when LeBron James and Chris Bosh were free agents?
Since James Dolan became the owner in New York, they have been the laughing stock of the NBA. Why trade the 23-year old “unicorn” for a future that is uncertain? The Knicks don’t know who they will land this off-season and they just traded away their best player.
Some good news. DeAndre Jordan, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are all very close friends. Would that be enough to land 2 free agents and draft someone like Zion Williamson?
I am a Knicks fan, so I have to dream. Madison Square Garden has been the equivalent of basketball hell for the past 20 years.
No matter who the Knicks get in the off-season or the draft, they gave up on a 23-year old all-star.
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