Originally Posted by Chamberlain
Not a terrible deal for Toronto, but the Knicks get raped in this trade. Losing Chandler and replacing what he brings with Bargnani and Frye is something no sane GM would ever do. Matching those two up with Amare just makes the situation so much worse. Top 5 pick wouldn't be terrible but it's in a weak draft. NYK are in "win now" mode; high draft picks in a weak draft are not what they're in the market for.
I think pretty highly of the pick for olynyk, Len, Adams, or Zeller and none of which is planned around amare. Bargnani is such a perfect fit next to Carmelo and I think the combination of olynyk, Bargnani, and frye more than makes up for chandler.
It's win now but also clear that the roster now can't win. 1 step back to take 2 steps forward.