There’s been a lot of action on Twitter today and I’d like to take you step by step through a realization that I came to.
First, I saw the following tweet from Tommy Dee of The Knicks Blog:
been saying chandler was on the blocks over the summer- @alanhahn recently reported the spurs being a fit for a 1st in exchange 4 will
Then, I saw the following tweet from Chris Sheridan of ESPN NY:
Source tells me the NY Knicks have a deal available to acquire a No. 1 draft pick in 2011 for use in a C.Anthony trade, if talks revived.
Now, let’s travel back in time to a couple of weeks ago – from the New York Daily News’ Frank Isola:
The Blazers apparently have little interest in Wilson Chandler.
So let me get this straight. The Portland Trail Blazers had no interest in acquiring Wilson Chandler for Rudy Fernandez, a dude buried on their bench and so miserable in Portland that he has floated the possibility of him returning to Spain. Yet, the San Antonio Spurs, a team that can find gems in the draft, no matter the pick or round, could be interested in acquiring Chandler for a 2011 first rounder?
Am I the only one confused by this? The way I see it, if the Spurs think enough of Chandler to give up a 1st round pick to acquire him, who am I to argue with the Spurs? As a Knicks fan, I see this as a positive – the meme that the Knicks don’t have players or “assets” seems headed to a quick demise.