New York Knicks fans should be rooting for the New Orleans Hornets to start losing. Knicks fans lost this summer in the LeBron James sweepstakes, and had to settle for Amar'e Stoudemire. Their best bet to become a championship contender is to acquire Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul, but it is a long shot.
New York Knicks are hoping to acquire Carmelo Anthony of the Denver Nuggets via trade during the season. Chris Paul the other key to this puzzle, and is a free agent at the end of this season. It is rumored that he wants out of New Orleans. Just before the season tip off CP3 made some noise about being traded, but it quieted down and he went to work.
For this to work in the Knicks favor the Hornets need to lose games, and so far this season the Hornets are 13-7. If the New Orleans can sneak into a top 3 seed in the West and get deep into the playoffs then CP3 will be less likely to skip town. Likewise Carmelo Anthony won't want to go to New York unless Chris Paul is going there. So if the Nuggets are looking for a trade midway through the season, and the Hornets are winning games, Carmelo might be looking for another city to live in besides New York. Chicago perhaps? Luol Deng and Taj Gibson are looking pretty good if you are the Nuggets and are in danger of becoming the 2011 Cavaliers and lose your superstar for nothing. If you live in New York pray the Hornets to start losing, and if you're the Chicago Bulls then I wouldn't try to hard when you face Chris Paul and the Hornets.
- Max G. Mickey