Trade Scenario: Lakers - Knicks
Knicks send: Amare Stoudemire, Tyson Chandler, Iman Shumpert, Steve Novak, 24th pick
Lakers send: Dwight Howard (S&T), Pau Gasol, Chris Duhon, 48th pick
- Knicks become instant favorites for the title. A front court of Melo, Gasol, & Howard looks insane on paper.
- Assuming Dwight doesn't want to stay, Lakers try to build one last contender for Kobe without Dwight. Lakers also do it for more chemistry friendly players. Amare, Nash, & D'Antoni are back together but this time along with Kobe & an actual defensive anchor. Novak adds much needed shooting. Shumpert & the 24th compensate as the young players. Shumpert could potentially learn the ropes from Kobe & be the future SG. But for now Shump plays SF or comes off the bench depending what Artest is doing.