Tuesday, February 22, 2011

So let it be written. So let it be done: A tale of revenge, betrayal, and ...the Knicks.

Ok, so Melo is now a Knick, traded along with Chauncey Billups, Shelden Williams, Anthony Carter and Renaldo Balkman for Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari, Timofey Mozgov, the Knicks 2014 first-round draft pick, the Warriors' 2012 second-round pick, the Warriors' 2013 second-round pick and $3 million in cash. New York also shipped centers Anthony Randolph and Eddy Curry to Minnesota for forward Corey Brewer.

Well things just get more and more interesting around the Dolan Kingdom, doesn't it? Talk about a "Melo-drama"!

In this week's episode, the Evil Sorcerer Thomas returns, scheming behind the wise Elder Walsh's back to influence the hypnotized Pharaoh Dolan. Whispering sweet nothings in the Pharaoh's ear, he influences Pharaoh Dolan to give up most of the riches of his kingdom for the chance to bring in the great Melo, the celebrated marksman warrior who promises to deliver the Knick Kingdom to glory.

While the Elder Walsh's advice to the Pharaoh is to play the Melo game coyly, the Sorcerer Thomas' is to advance swiftly, and win at all costs, without thinking of consequence. Now, succeeding in usurping the Elder's power, the Sorcerer advances his plan to replace the Elder Walsh, slowly, in a most devious way.

Elder Walsh meanwhile, insulted at this intrusion begins to think it may be best to resign his position, but NO! That would only allow the evil Sorcerer his desire, and the Elder would not allow this indignation.

Meanwhile, the Pharaoh's subjects are in a tizzy. At last, they have the warrior they have been pleading for, to lead them out of bondage, and the hero who secretly led Melo though the maze of the majestic pyramids of Knickerbockerdom is none other than.....Thomas, the conqueror!

But what's this? A decree is issued by the Pharaoh, that the acquisition of the great Warrior Melo shall be credited to the Elder Walsh, and that Thomas' influence had no effect. In fact, he decreed, "let the name of Thomas be stricken from every book and tablet. Stricken from every pylon and obelisk of Knickdom. Let the name of Thomas be unheard and unspoken, erased from the memory of man, for all time."

Ok I stretched this story past the point of no return, so...

Seriously, what have we wrought? While the deal certainly brings excitement and fun to the Knicks, will it work? The new Knicks seem a bit unbalanced, and even if Brewer is traded for a center as is the rumor, it will be a center of the backup variety, unless the Knicks can pull off another blockbuster.

In an article with many good points, Howard Beck of the NY Times, wrote,
"Ronny Turiaf will replace Mozgov at center. But the Knicks will be thin behind them, with no one over 6 feet 10 inches on the roster. Shawne Williams and the newly acquired Shelden Williams, who are both 6-9, will be the top big men on the bench...In trading Gallinari and Chandler, the Knicks also lost 3-point shooting, a staple of D’Antoni’s offense."

So how will this all play out?
Will we have to change the title of this blog?

Remember this my friends, until next time...
"The city is made of bricks. The strong make many, the starving make few, the dead make none. So much for accusations..."

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