Commentary

New York Knicks: Take 'Em or Trash 'Em?

Updated: June 3, 2011, 12:21 PM ET
By Ian Begley | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

Carmelo Anthony thinks the New York Knicks should win 50-plus games next season. Is that a realistic goal?

Not with the current cast of characters. That much was made clear after the Knicks' first-round loss to the Celtics.

Anthony and Amare Stoudemire are tremendous building blocks, but they also need plenty of help. So, in order to begin to make Melo's dream a reality, the Knicks have to put the right pieces in place in the offseason.

Tell us which Knicks you'd take and which ones you'd trash. Then tell us why in the comments section.

Players

Carmelo Anthony

Position: SF
Begley: Needs more support. Take.

Your call

  •  
    93%
  •  
    7%

(Total votes: 11,703)

Tyson Chandler

Position: C
Begley: Highly valuable despite poor postseason. Take.

Your call

  •  
    79%
  •  
    21%

(Total votes: 11,283)

Marcus Camby

Position: C
Begley: Under contract. Can't trash him. Take.

Your call

  •  
    30%
  •  
    70%

(Total votes: 11,248)

Iman Shumpert

Position: SF
Begley: Top young defender in the league. Take.

Your call

  •  
    97%
  •  
    3%

(Total votes: 10,360)

Jason Kidd

Position: PG
Begley: HOFer couldn't hit a shot in playoffs. Trash.

Your call

  •  
    16%
  •  
    84%

(Total votes: 11,215)

Chris Copeland

Position: SF
Begley: One of few who can create own shot. Take.

Your call

  •  
    94%
  •  
    6%

(Total votes: 11,200)

Raymond Felton

Position: PG
Begley: Chris Paul isn't coming; next best option. Take.

Your call

  •  
    81%
  •  
    19%

(Total votes: 11,219)

Steve Novak

Position: SF
Begley: Under contract for 3 more years. Take.

Your call

  •  
    62%
  •  
    38%

(Total votes: 11,080)

Kenyon Martin

Position: PF
Begley: Physical, intense; just what they need. Take.

Your call

  •  
    86%
  •  
    14%

(Total votes: 11,095)

Amar'e Stoudemire

Position: PF
Begley: Team would deal him if it could.
Take.

Your call

  •  
    36%
  •  
    64%

(Total votes: 11,143)

Pablo Prigioni

Position: PG
Begley: Valuable in two-PG lineup. Take.

Your call

  •  
    89%
  •  
    11%

(Total votes: 10,867)

Quentin Richardson

Position: SF
Begley: Roster spot better used elsewhere. Trash.

Your call

  •  
    6%
  •  
    94%

(Total votes: 10,647)

James White

Position: SG
Begley: Didn't produce in time on floor. Trash.

Your call

  •  
    6%
  •  
    94%

(Total votes: 10,708)

J.R. Smith

Position: SG
Begley: Contract is untradable.
Take.

Your call

  •  
    51%
  •  
    49%

(Total votes: 13,709)

Management

James Dolan

Position: Owner
Begley: He spends money but doesn't do it wisely
Trash.

Your call

  •  
    12%
  •  
    88%

(Total votes: 10,836)

Mike Woodson

Position: Coach
Begley: Poor schemes, lineups and in-game decisions sealed his fate. Trash.

Your call

  •  
    14%
  •  
    86%

(Total votes: 11,091)

Glen Grunwald

Position: GM
Begley: Gave Woodson a winning combination of pieces. Take.

Your call

  •  
    77%
  •  
    23%

(Total votes: 10,258)


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