Well, it finally happened. The Knicks have gotten their "second star" in tonight's trade to the Denver Nuggets.
The Knicks sent Felton, Gallinari, Chandler and Mozgov to Denver in exchange for Carmelo Anthony, Renaldo Balkman, Shelden Williams, Anthony Carter and Chauncey Billups.
Listening to the talk shows everyone seems to be extremely excited about Carmelo joining the team and inexplicably giddy about a middle aged arthritic knee dragging Chauncey Billups. Ok, whatever. But I am happy for two different reasons.
The first reason I will be able to sleep tonight is because my favorite young Knick, the man I have named the next Scottie Pippen is still here, that young man is Landry Fields.
Second, the most important acquisition of the evening slipped under the radar and was left out of most of the dialogue tonight.
Donnie Walsh sent Eddie Curry's expiring contract and Randolph to the Timberwolves for Corey Brewer who in my opinion will turn out to be the best player acquired by Donnie Walsh when we all look back on his legacy years from now.
Corey Brewer is Carmelo Anthony with a handle and hops. He can play either guard position at 6'9" and small forward. He has a good jump shot and is hellacious going to the hoop. Corey Brewer will become a star on this team and in D'Antoni's system. He will be the most important Knick of the 21st century.